ABAKOS (Quebec, Canada)

contemporary r&b/electronic
Congolese-Canadian artists Pierre Kwenders and Ngabonziza Kiroko of ABAKOS borrowed their name from the fraught political history of the Democratic Republic of Congo: An Abakos was originally the Mao-inspired suit which Mobutu Sese Seko made standard for the country in his efforts to counteract European influence in the 70’s. But the reference is tongue-in-cheek, and the project is more informed by the duo’s past than about it. The music is beautiful and forward-facing, with resonant lyrics about hope, love, and change.
May 16, 2019 7:15 pm Thursday Québec Reception @ FOCUS presented by The Québec Government Office in London & M pour Montréal
May 16, 2019 9:00 pm Westside Music Sweden Showcase @ Tŷ Pawb (Flexible Space)
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