Pierre Kwenders – Papa Wemba

Pierre Kwenders – Papa WembaPlay

Order “Jose Louis And The Paradox Of Love” – https://pierrekwenders.lnk.to/JoseLouis

“He’s been called the king of Congolese Rumba, Papa Wemba has also been one of my idols and biggest inspirations. He’s paved the way for so many artists and has brought congolese rumba to another extent. His passing in 2016 was devastating for all rumba lovers. I knew from that day that I wanted to pay homage to him. This video is a clin d’oeil to his essence and elegance. Being one of the founding fathers of la Sape, I wanted this video to showcase beauty and swagg as Papa Wemba would. Teaming up with Daniel Amoakoah was a dream come true. I knew he would bring the vision to life.”

Director’s Note: The visual for the song tells a trippy story of Pierre falling deeper and deeper into a dream. It gave the viewers the opportunity to see the world through Pierre’s eyes as he floats in a trolley, or is engulfed in flowers. I intertwined visual references to the artist and legend himself, Papa Wemba, in two of the scenes; drawing inspiration from his album artwork in our art direction. My work with Pierre has always been story-heavy. This time, Papa Wemba gave us the opportunity to be experimental and tie in new aspects we hadn’t used before such as computer generated worlds and artificial visual effects. It’s a light step into the tech space for Pierre and I.

 

CREDITS

Director: Daniel Amoakoh @Di.Artha
DOP: Henry J Gill @Thehenrygill
Production Company: Blanguage @Blanguage.Online
Art Director: Patricia Roberts @Patricia_Roberts88
Executive Producers: Herve Kalongo @Thejoungjesus | Junior Olomowewe @Jrcertified
Producer: Sihle Khumalo @Desireesihle
Production Designer: Brie Ahmed @Brie.Creativco
Editor: Travis Komarnisky @Lil__Trav
Grading: Mathieu Marano @Ilovehue @Cineground
VFX: Cream Projects @Creamprojects
Gaffer: Matthew Hawkins
Spark: Mackenzie Stretch @Mackenziestretch
Camera Assistant/Trainee: Paul Ifeneziuche @Paulywaulyy Runners: Ronita Gordon @Ronitatemiyato_ | Fran Ellis @Franellis1 Editorial Photographer: Daniel Fummo @Danielfummo
Casting: Sam Wootton @_Samwootton @Contact.Creatives Models:Tonique Sewell @Toniquesewell
Kenya Smith @Kenyashania
Kelvin Ayivor @Kelvin5star
Akasha @Que3nofthedamned
Hair Stylist: Rohmarra Kerr @Rohmempire
Hair Assistant: Heidi Hawthorne @inandout.hbs
Stylist: Ignacio De Tiedra @Ignaciodetiedra
Styling Assistant: Moria Gonazalez @Moiralez
Make-Up Artist: Rocio Cuenca @Rorocuenca
Make-Up Assistant: Elisenda Amorós @elisendamakeup

Music/Musicians:
Produced by Tendai Baba Maraire
Saxophone by Madearis MD Dixon
Strings by Andrew Joslyn
Guitars by Hussein H-Bomb Kalonjo
Backing vocals by Mopao Mumu

LYRICS

Lyrics by José Louis Modabi

Destin ya moto, cadeau
Trait d’union otiya
Mayi ya pembe, liso ya mokonzi
Muzangila atia ba Jetons
Muzangila atia ba Jetons
De generation en generation

Chaussures au pied, c’est croco
Manteau sur corps Yamamoto
Quatre-vingt-quinze, Masatomo
Lelo sans toi
Y’a pas photo, y’a pas photo, y’a pas photo!

Yaka tobina danse mokongo pasi, eh papa
Tokobina makolo ngulu eh, eh papa
Ya biso chance eloko pamba, eh papa
Shé…shégué… chance eloko pamba!

Shégué shégué shégué shégué shégué

Papa wemba, Kuru Yaka, Ekumani
Papa wemba, Kuru Yaka, Ekumani
Papa wemba, Kuru Yaka, Ekumani

Bakala dia kuba somo trop somo trop
Marie Valencia, Dixième Commandement
To yokaki, oyembaki, Olabaki na biso
Rumba ewumela
To yokaki, o lobaki, Rumba!

Yaka tobina danse mokongo pasi
Tokobina makolo ngulu eh
Ya biso chance eloko pamba (chance eloko pamba)

Shégué shégué shégué shégué shégué

Papa wemba, Kuru Yaka, Ekumani
Papa wemba, Kuru Yaka, Ekumani
Papa wemba, Kuru Yaka, Ekumani

Na Bruxelles, Reference ya Shagy Sharufa

Tout le monde, Papa Wemba
Tous les soirs, Papa Wemba
Tout le monde, Papa Wemba
Tous les soirs, Papa Wemba

Shégué shégué shégué shégué

Papa wemba, Kuru Yaka, Ekumani
Papa wemba, Kuru Yaka, Ekumani
Papa wemba, Kuru Yaka, Ekumani

2022.01.26 -

Moonshine x Bayo Brooklyn, NYC

Moonshine x Bayo

Kruger Originals and Live Nation present
Moonshine x Bayo Afterparty

At Warsaw261 Driggs Ave. Brooklyn, NY 11222

++ With special guests :

○ Michael Brun (HT)
https://soundcloud.com/bam_bii

○ Bambii (TO)
https://soundcloud.com/bam_bii

○ Pierre Kwenders (MTL)
https://soundcloud.com/realpierrekwenders

○ Uproot Andy
https://soundcloud.com/uprootandy

○ San Farafina (MTL)
https://soundcloud.com/sanfarafina

○ Magic Kenny
https://soundcloud.com/djmagickenny

○ DJ Heavy
https://soundcloud.com/djheavyny

○ Kolo (HT)
https://soundcloud.com/imkolo

+++ 10:30pm-4am
++ African house, amapiano, gqom, baile funk, coupé décalé, brass & percussions until very late
++ Presale : 25$
+ Limited capacity
+ No byob

\\\//// SMS 6466016488 FOR LOCATION \\\\///

2022.05.21 -

Moonshine LXVII Montreal, QC

Moonshine LXVII
Clear

C$ 15.00 C$ 20.00

Kruger originals presents

Moonshine LXVII

++ With special guests :

+++ Enjaillement, African house, gqom, amapiano, baile funk, coupé décalé, brass & percussions until very late

Door Price :

$15 || 11:00pm – midnight
$20 || midnight – 2:00 am
$30 || 2:00 am – late

+ Limited capacity
+ No smoking, No byob

SMS 514.613.5811 FOR LOCATION

2022.05.21 -

Moonshine x MURAL 2022 Montreal, QC

Moonshine x MURAL 2022

C$ 20.00

MURAL and Kruger originals present

Moonshine x MURAL

++ With special guests :

○ AYRA STARR (NIG)
https://soundcloud.com/jadalareign

○ NONSO AMADI (TOR)
Youtube Channel

○ KAREN NYAME KG (LDN)
https://soundcloud.com/karennyamekg

○ PIERRE KWENDERS
https://soundcloud.com/realpierrekwenders

○ SAN FARAFINA
https://soundcloud.com/sanfarafina

○ AKANTU
https://soundcloud.com/akantu243

○ accompanied by PONY, KIZABA, FELIX NOE

+++ African house, amapiano, gqom, baile funk, coupé décalé, brass & percussions until very late

2022.06.11 -

Moonshine Amsterdam Amsterdam, NL

Moonshine Amsterdam

Kruger Originals and Garage Noord present
Moonshine… for the first time in Amsterdam!

At Garage Noord, Gedempt Hamerkanaal 40, 1021 KM Amsterdam, Netherlands

++ With special guests :

○ GAFACCI (GHANA)

○ PIERRE KWENDERS (MTL)
https://soundcloud.com/realpierrekwenders

○ VANYFOX (LIS)
https://soundcloud.com/vanyfox

○ BLCK MAMBA (BRU)
https://soundcloud.com/blckmmb

○ SAN FARAFINA (MTL)
https://soundcloud.com/sanfarafina

○ FOREIGNER (LA)
https://soundcloud.com/foreignerrrrr

○ JELZ (MTL)
https://soundcloud.com/dietprozac

○ MUKUNA (AMS/BAS)
https://soundcloud.com/mirco-mukuna

+++ 11pm-8am
++ African house, amapiano, gqom, baile funk, coupé décalé, brass & percussions until very late
++ Tickets at the door : 15€
+ Limited capacity
+ No byob

\\\//// SMS 927529643 FOR LOCATION \\\\///

2022.06.10 -

Moonshine London London, UK

Moonshine London

Moonshine… for the first time in London !
In partnership with Spotify’s Frequency and The Colombo Group

At Low Profile Studios
9pm-4am

++ With special guests :

○ Coco Em (Nairobi, Kenya)
https://soundcloud.com/coco_em

○ Skinny Macho
https://soundcloud.com/skinnymacho

○ Pierre Kwenders (Montreal, CA)
https://soundcloud.com/realpierrekwenders

○ Uproot Andy (Brooklyn, USA)
https://soundcloud.com/uprootandy

○ San Farafina (Montreal, CA)
https://soundcloud.com/sanfarafina

○ Vanyfox (Lisbon, PT)
https://soundcloud.com/vanyfox

○ Arthi
https://soundcloud.com/arthi-nachiappan

+++ 21:00 – 4:00 : African house, gqom, amapiano, coupé décalé, baile funk, electro, percussions & enjaillement
\\\\\ SMS FOR INFO +447360495164 \\\\\

2022.06.03 -

Moonshine Lisboa II Lisboa, PT

Moonshine Lisboa II
Clear

10.0015.00

Kruger Originals presents Moonshine Lisboa II

+ With special guests :

○ DJ Firmeza
https://soundcloud.com/dj-firmeza

○ Pierre Kwenders (Montreal, CA)
https://soundcloud.com/realpierrekwenders

○ King Kami
https://soundcloud.com/kiingkami

○ Uproot Andy (Brooklyn)
https://soundcloud.com/uprootandy

○ San Farafina (Montreal, CA)
https://soundcloud.com/sanfarafina

○ Vanyfox
https://soundcloud.com/vanyfox

○ ZENGXRL (LIS)
https://soundcloud.com/zengxrl

+++ 10pm-4am
++ African house, amapiano, gqom, baile funk, coupé décalé, brass & percussions until very late
++ Presale : Early Birds – 10€ / Regular – 12€ / Late birds and door : 15€
+ Limited capacity
+ No byob

\\\//// SMS 927529643 FOR LOCATION \\\\///

2022.05.28 -

Moonshine Barcelona Barcelona, Spain

Moonshine Barcelona

20.00

Moonshine presents

At NITSA, Carrer Nou de la Rambla, 113

+ With special guests :

○ Pierre Kwenders (Montreal, CA)
https://soundcloud.com/realpierrekwenders

○ San Farafina (Montreal, CA)
https://soundcloud.com/sanfarafina

○ Vanyfox (Lisbon, PT)
https://soundcloud.com/vanyfox

○ Naguiyami
https://soundcloud.com/naguiyami

+++ 00:30 – 6:00 : African house, gqom, amapiano, coupé décalé, baile funk, electro, percussions & enjaillement
\\\\\ SMS FOR INFO +15146136064 \\\\\

2022.05.27 -

Moonshine x New Currency Toronto, ON

Moonshine x New Currency
Clear

C$ 15.00 C$ 25.00

Presale is now closed, limited amount of tickets available at the door.

Kruger originals and New Currency present

Moonshine x New Currency

++ With special guests :

○ JADALAREIGN (NYC)
https://soundcloud.com/jadalareign

○ AAA (LDN)
Boiler Room

○ BAMBII
https://soundcloud.com/bam_bii

○ PIERRE KWENDERS
https://soundcloud.com/realpierrekwenders

○ SAN FARAFINA
https://soundcloud.com/sanfarafina

○ AKANTU
https://soundcloud.com/akantu243

○ MILES FREEDOM
https://soundcloud.com/milesfreedom

+++ African house, amapiano, kizoba zoba, baile funk, coupé décalé, brass & percussions until very late

Door Price :

Door – 30$ until 2:00 AM
35 $ after 2:00

+ Limited capacity
+ No smoking, No byob

SMS 647.952.6626 FOR LOCATION

2022.05.20 -

Moonshine LXVI Montreal, QC

Moonshine LXVI
Clear

C$ 15.00 C$ 20.00

Kruger originals presents

Moonshine LXVI

++ With special guests :

○ ZUTZUT (MEX)
https://soundcloud.com/zutzut

○ PIERRE KWENDERS
https://soundcloud.com/realpierrekwenders

○ SAM FARAFINA
https://soundcloud.com/sanfarafina

○ AKANTU
https://soundcloud.com/akantu243

○ SYANA
https://soundcloud.com/syanabarbara

○ PONY
https://www.instagram.com/ponyio/

+++ African house, deep house, amapiano, kizoba zoba, baile funk, coupé décalé, brass & percussions until very late

Door Price :

$15 || 11:00pm – midnight
$20 || midnight – 2:00 am
$30 || 2:00 am – late

+ Limited capacity
+ No smoking, No byob

SMS 514.613.5811 FOR LOCATION

2022.04.23 -

Moonshine invites DJ KARABA

Moonshine invites DJ KARABAPlay
2022.04.11 -

Pierre Kwenders – Kilimandjaro

Pierre Kwenders – KilimandjaroPlay
2022.03.22 -