17 APRIL 2010, 5 PM
MUSEUM M LEUVEN
(L. Vanderkelenstraat 28, 3000 Leuven, België)
In the context of the Afrika Film Festival
Refreshing compilation programme featuring great music videos, TV show appearances, live footage and other documents relating to 1970s and 80s Congolese pop music. Including artists like M'Pongo Love, Trio Madjesi, Orchestre Bella-Bella, Lita Bembo & Stukas Boys, M’Bilia Bel… These videos defined the stars. They also made fresh, inventive uses of the technology of the time, setting up playful ideas in mind blowing pieces that created a whole visual idiom. Historical documents, ecstatic music.
Curated by Xavier Garcia Bardon.
This is a short version of the Congo Love video programme I put together last January for the International Film Festival Rotterdam, commissioned by brother Edwin Carels.
M'Pongo Love: Déception d'amour (7')
Orchestre Bella-Bella: Zamba (3”)
Sam Mangwana: Fati Mata (7')
Defao: Chagrin dimone (excerpt, 3')
Tabu Ley Seigneur Rochereau: Nzoto na ngai (7')
Lita Bembo & Stukas Boys: Mombombo dominé (4’)
M'Bilia Bel: Rockia (2'30”)
Orchestre Bella-Bella: Zizina (4’)
Trio Madjesi: 8e Round (13’)