Jupiter & Okwess - Na Kozonga [CD]
Cat. no: ZAMOCD2101
Release Date: 23rd April 2021
Genre: World Music
After the 280 concerts that followed the release of their 2017 album Kin Sonic, Jupiter & Okwess are returning with a new album entitled Na Kozonga, a blast of energy that bewitches the body and feeds the spirit.
Since the beginning, the Rebel General and his fellow pyrotechnicians have been drawing the rhythms of the Congo out of obscurity to reveal their superpowers: the powers of rock and funk, ready for every kind of musical coupling and any kind of invitation! Following an outstanding Latin American tour, it was in Los Angeles, the most ‘Latin’ city of the USA, that Na Kozonga was recorded, at the studios of Mario Caldato Jr (Beastie Boys, Seu Jorge, Beck, Bjork, Blur, John Lee Hooker, Manu Chao).
From the samba of carioca Rog to the rap of Brasilian pioneer Marcelo D2, via the horns of New Orleans’ Preservation Hall Jazz Band or the voice of the militant Chilean singer Ana Tijoux, the guitar riffs of French guitarist Yarol Poupaud (FFF) or soulful voice of American vocalist Maiya Sykes, Jupiter & Okwess have no fear of strange encounters, nor the craziest journeys.
Through those many encounters Na Kozonga steers us toward American shores, where the dark story of slavery gave birth to luminous music.
Tracks: Telejayi (feat Marcelo D2) / Mieux Que a / Na Kozonga You Sold Me A Dream (feat Ana Tijoux) / Marco / Jim Kata (feat Yarol Poupaud) / Abalegele Gale (feat Preservation Hall Jazz Band) / Bakunda Ulu (feat Maiya Sykes) / Bolenge Seben / Izabella / Muba / Bolingo ( a va Sarava) (feat Rog )