Friday 06.07.12 - 00:30 - Cosmopol
Originally, the impeccably dressed Baloji was a member of the popular hip hop collective Starflam. But after having decided to put life as a musician behind him, his Congolese background came knocking on his door.
The solo debut album Hotel Impala was a response to a letter from his mother back home in Congo. They hadn’t seen each other for about 25 years. The album became a success and placed Baloji in the field of central European African-inspired hip hop.
Congolese funk and raw rumba are ingeniously manifested through soul, rap and Afrobeat in organic hand-played music with French, Swahili and Bantu as native languages; 'Afropean' is what this re-emerging musician calls himself.
Label: Crammed Dics / Cosmos
Band schedule is ready in May
Roskilde Festival releases the time schedule in May, if everything works out at least somewhat according to plan.
We don’t do it until then to make the best schedule possible for our audience. When we, for various reasons, are forced to make changes late in the process, we have a better chance at putting together a programme that considers both the spreading of genres, the performer's touring plans and safety at the festival.