Baloji brings African rap to Paris

By | January 11, 2008

African rapper Baloji

Baloji in Paris

Although it was only released in Belgium, one of our favourite albums in 2007 was “Hotel Impala” by Baloji. This Belgian rapper of Congolese origin has created an album that spans Hip-Hop, 70s soul, Afro Beat and chanson – quite a programme. The breakout single was “Congo”, a 7-minute masterpiece.

Baloji will be bringing his show to the Cafe de la Danse in Paris (5 Passage Louis Philippe, 75011) on February 15 before travelling around France later.

Click through for the full dates in France and Switzerland and the full version of “Congo”.



20/02: Grand Mix (Tourcoing), + The Heavy – more info
29/03: Cabaret Electric (Le Havre), + James Deano – more info
01/04: L’Autre Canal (Nancy), + Beat Assaillant – more info
03/04: Ninkasi Kao (Lyon), + Hollie Smith – more info
04/04: L’Atelier (Cluses) 05/04: La Cigale – Festival Blue Note (Paris) – more info
08/04: Rockstore (Montpellier), + Hollie Smith – more info
09/04: Cully Jazz Festival (Cully, Suisse) – more info
10/04: La D̩fense РFestival Chorus des Hauts de Seine (Paris), + David Walters Рmore info
10/05: Le Noumatrouff (Mulhouse) – more info
30/05: Festival Europavox (Vichy), + Hocus Pocus

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