16 April 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Conjuring New Music With the Sorcerer of Congolese Rumba, Hip-Hop and Funk!

Honoring the tradition of bringing our audiences the best up and coming artists from around the globe, Pace Presents is proud to bring you a young musical artist who is promising a completely new brand of music unknown to your ear drums. Baloji is a young Belgian artist with Congolese roots. His nomenclature is well chosen as it is the Swahili word for “sorcerer.” Sorcery of music would be the perfect way to describe his unique talent for fusing the worlds of Congolese rumba and hip-hop and funk. With a sound so unique, you must hear it for yourself. The following video was made by NPR music and was filmed this past January at Global Fest at Webster Hall in Manhattan. Baloji sure knew how to spin his magic to enchant the crowds. It surely felt like they were under some sort of spell.

To purchase tickets, visit schimmel.pace.edu or call (866) 811-4111. Be sure to use the code “20Tix” for $20 tickets!
See you at the Schimmel!
Michael Scott-torbet
Pace PResets’ Blogger

April 17th at 7:30pm

FUTURISTIC AFRICA: Congolese Rumba, Hip-Hop and Funk: Baloji & L’Orchestre de la Katuba

All Tickets $35
Curated by LiveSounds.org

Baloji is a quirky Belgian rapper and crooner with Congolese roots whose nom de guerre means “sorcerer” in Swahili. His inventive mix of rap with vintage Congolese soukous, rumba and 60s soul grooves performed in a highly original way has garnered him a huge fan base. Critically acclaimed for his modern interpretation of Congolese music, Baloji is at the forefront of redefining African music in a savvy, modern way. He will be joined by his elegant band on guitar, bass, keyboards, percussion and a horn section.

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