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Open Sources #19: with Nkisi

10 December 2019

Nkisi, aka Melika Ngombe Kolongo, is the special guest of this fourteenth episode of Open Sources. She talks about the rave culture that influenced her growing up in Belgium, the drumming sounds of Congo and the research around Bantu & Dogon cosmology that lead to her last album “7 directions” on Lee Gamble’ label UIQ. The interview is interspersed with diverse tracks connected to the topics adressed, and one also get to hear an extract of Nkisi’s soundtrack to her new project with Paul Maheke.

Playlist

Nkisi - I

Sensory Overload - Resistance

John Hart, Erik Lindquist - Mono (Anthologie de la musique congolaise, vol. 2 : Songs of the Okapi Forest Mbuti, Nande and Pakombe)

Jos Gansemans - Danse du Lion (Anthologie de la musique congolaise, vol. 1 : Musique des Lunda du Katanga)

Nkisi - Destruction of Power

Ase Manual - Senzu

Nihiloxica - Endongo

Nkisi - Soundtrack for Sènsa by Paul Maheke & Nkisi

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