JUPITER & OKWESS INTERNATIONAL (CD)
DR Congo’s very own Jupiter shines as brightly as his namesake planet.
This experienced funk master, social critic and philanthropist’s regular band since 1990 is called Okwess International. They are a handpicked bunch of local talents whose lively guitar tones supplement Jupiter’s voice perfectly.
In 2014 the “rebel general” and his crew enter our Arena stage at midnight offering their golden, gorgeous funk. James Brown, The Meters, Fela Kuti and DR Congo’s traditional zebola spirit possession dance rhythms are along for the ride when these Congolese rhythm masters add heat, melody and message to the late night party.
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.