Fri, Jul 15|
KIZABA & DJ EZO - Afro-Futurist Music & Dance Party
Time & Location
Jul 15, 2022, 8:00 PM
Victoria, 1415 Broad St, Victoria, BC V8W 2B2, Canada
About the Event
Join us for an evening showcasing the latest in African music and culture, featuring Congolese/Montreal performer KIZABA and his band, followed by DJ’s spinning the best of today’s Afro-based dance music late into the night!
Co-Presented with the African Art & Cultural Community Contributor (AACCCS).
ABOUT KIZABA – https://www.kizaba.ca/ LIONEL KIZABA, is a singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, pioneer of Afro-Congolese electro music, based in Montreal, Canada, who sings in French, English, Kikongo, and Lingala. The Kizaba show offers a musically rich style reminiscent of the Congo and is a futuristic Afro journey “Fumu na betu”, for which he creates vocalizations inspired by his ancestors and mixes sounds of soukous-Congolese, Afrobeat and Pop rock. On stage, he uses his vocals, drums, and percussion by mixing electronic music and traditional sounds from the Congo to create an Afro-Futurist world.
To give the spectators a complete experience, visuals with 3D masks, designed by KIZABA and inspired by traditional masks from the Congo imagined in the future, are projected behind the musicians, creating a captivating atmosphere in another dimension.
On stage, he is accompanied by musicians (Congolese guitarist, rock rhythm guitarist and a DJ). Through its fascinating and electrifying Afro-electro Congolese electronic music, KIZABA offers a unifying show that will move the crowd! “This drummer-singer is a perfect master of Afrobeat, house music, R’n’B and Congolese soukous. Here is his dazzling talent in a first afrohouse record of his own.”- Ariane Cipriani, Ici Musique Radio Canada.
ABOUT DJ EZO (Victoria) Born in Tanzania, DJ EZO has become a major producer of Afro-based Dance events in Victoria.