137 Avenue Kaniama



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Baloji releases a new album, ‘137 Avenue Kaniama’, via Bella Union.

Baloji’s music stands at the crossroads of African music, traditional and Afro-American music (soul, funk, jazz) discovered through the culture of sampling and electronic music (trance, deep house) which has its roots in part in the region of Belgium where Baloji grew up.

Baloji means ‘man of science’ in Swahili but during the colonial period that meaning shifted to ‘man of the occult sciences and sorcery’. By placing his resilience at the centre of his work, Baloji reconciles all these influences to enrich his projects.

Baloji is a poet, composer-lyricist, scriptwriter, actor and performer, video artist and stylist. After the release of his album ‘Hotel Impala’ (2008), his Congolese reinterpretation (‘Kinshasa Succursale’, 2011) was awarded 4 stars by the world’s press (NYT, Guardian, El Pais, Les Inrocks.) and after more than 200 live shows all over the world, Baloji returned with a new EP, ‘64 Bits and Malachite’ on Bella Union in 2016.

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Glossine (Zombie)
L'hiver indien - Ghetto Mirador
Bipolaire - Les Noir
Ensemble (Wesh)
Soleil de Volt
Ciel d'encre
Peau de Chagrin - Bleu de nuit
L'art de la fugue - Le vide
Passat & Bovary
La derrière pluie - Inconnu à cette adresse
Tropisme - Start-up

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