Jupiter Bokondj’s sound is a combination of Afropop, traditional Congolese rhythms funk, and rock music which carry political or social messages. Born in Kinshasa he began drumming as a boy, helping his grandmother, a traditional healer, at ceremonies and funerals. In 1974, his diplomat father was posted to East Berlin, where Jupiter discovered rock music and became inspired by the apparent complicity between Congolese traditions and Western music. Please note doors open 7 PM and “intro”band (The Jack Moves) goes on 8 PM. Only Standing room available.
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