Africanhiphop.com presents Baloji live

If you happen to be in the Netherlands this coming thursday (May 13 from 8pm) you may want to join Africanhiphop.com in an evening of film & performance around the theme of La Sape (Société  des ambianceurs et des personnes élégantes), the fashion movement of Congo-Brazzaville and DR Congo that was made famous by the likes of Papa Wemba and […]


If you happen to be in the Netherlands this coming thursday (May 13 from 8pm) you may want to join Africanhiphop.com in an evening of film & performance around the theme of La Sape (Société  des ambianceurs et des personnes élégantes), the fashion movement of Congo-Brazzaville and DR Congo that was made famous by the likes of Papa Wemba and recently seen in the publication Gentlemen of Bacongo.

This thursday, the documentary ‘The importance of being elegant‘ about La Sape will be screened by Amsterdam Fund for the Arts & Prince Claus Fund as part of their ‘International Art in Amsterdam’ series. Africanhiphop.com is taking care of the performances that night. So we asked our friend Baloji (Belgium/Congo) to come join us for a show – the first time he’s playing a regular set in the Netherlands! Dj Threesixty (Bamba Nazar) from African Hip Hop Radio is backing him up and playing tunes until after midnight. Congolese-Dutch author Alphonse Muambi will introduce the film with a column. Entrance is only €2,50 and you may want to come early if you want to get a good seat during the screening of the film.

Trouw/De Verdieping
Wibautstraat 127, Amsterdam, Netherlands (google maps)
website: www.trouwamsterdam.nl/de-verdieping

If you don’t know Baloji, watch these music videos: ‘Tout ceci ne vous rendra pas le Congo’ (2007)
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mjn93WtQbiI[/youtube]

and ‘Karibu ya bintou’ featuring Konono No.1 (2010)
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cUVxhvjc5O0[/youtube]

Photo: N. Karakatsanis

3 Comments
  1. ras seyoume 8 years ago

    Ras Seyoume, a 36 year old born in Jamaica, has been living in Ethiopia since 2006. He has repatriated with the reality of aiding his brothers and sisters here in Ethiopia using music as one of his tools. “Music has been a part of my life from childhood,” says the rising reggae artist. “I first started singing in the shower. My inspiration in music, as well as life is Haile Selassie I. I have performed at several functions and clubs in Ethiopia and love every minute of it.”

    Ras Seyoume has performed on Reggae By The Nile for two years as well as at popular Addis Ababa spots Harlem Jazz, Coffee House, Buffet Legahar, and Alize Club. He has also done live concerts at Children’s Village Center, Yared Production’s at Exhibition Center, and for EWF in Addis Ababa. He has also collaborated with many well known Ethiopian artists in the studio and at live performances including Sami Sosa, Teddi – Yo, Anteneh Menaluh, Tigist Woyesu and Sidney Solomon.

    Ras Seyoume holds Bachelors of Science in Biology and Minor in Chemistry from Eastern Connecticut State University. He is on the Board of Advisors at Childrens’ Village Center, a project that cares for orphans and vulnerable youth in Addis Ababa. He is also a gifted teacher, mentor, coach and athlete who gives all he has to Ethiopia. Seyoume says, “God bless Ethiopia, Dr. Desta, Joe Lox and my kids, Nia Tseyon and Jakobi Samuels.”

    For more information please contact Ras Seyoume at DYMDC & Associates Office – 0118.500126 or e-mail seyoume16@yahoo.com.

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