More, more, more… Future

Infusing the hybrid rhythms of Ndombolo music with hefty doses of punk rage and cosmic energy, Kisangani (DRC) based dance collective Studio Kabako deliver a pre-Sputnik space travelogue into the unknown. Flying in the face of fatalist perception of Africa, they merge explosive dance and experimental theatre, mysticism and militancy, riddle and confrontation, within a wholly new context, where weird worlds of sound open up before us.

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To the seething poems of Antoine Vumilia Muhindo, choreographer Faustin Linyekula, makes dance boil over into trance, while fashion designer Lamine Badian Kouyate (Xuly Bët) gives inventive embodiment to the trailblazing harmonies and energies of the guitarist, Flamme Kapaya and his band. The result is a poetics of autonomy, conceived in sonic, social, aesthetic and economic terms, and prepared to sweating blood for a better future.

Recorded live at the PASS festival in Cape Town in September 2010. For more genre-busting 21st century pan-global grooves visit www.panafricanspacestation.org.za. Studio Kabako are here.

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