Pierre Kwenders – Papa Wemba

Pierre Kwenders – Papa Wemba
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“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 LXXI Montreal, QC

Moonshine LXXI
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C$ 15.00 C$ 30.00

Kruger Originals presents

Moonshine LXXI

++ Guests:

⊳ AQ (NYC)
https://soundcloud.com/aqbeglobal

⊳ KARIM OLEN ASH (TO)
https://soundcloud.com/karimolenash

⊳ AFROTONIK
https://www.instagram.com/afrotonikmtl/

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

⊳ AKANTU
https://soundcloud.com/akantu243

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

Door Price :

$20 || 10:00pm – midnight
$25 || midnight – 2:00 am
$30 || 2:00 am – late

+ Limited capacity
+ No smoking, No byob

++ Wheelchair accessible

SMS 514.613.5811 FOR LOCATION

2022.09.17 -

Moonshine x La Creole Caparica Weekender Caparica, PT

Moonshine x La Creole Caparica Weekender

Moonshine… for the first time in Caparica ! 3 days of non-stop celebration with the iconic La Creole from Paris.

Friday: La Creole x Moonshine

Saturday: Moonshine

Sunday: La Creole

 

At Dr Bernard Azul, R. da Praia 5, 2825-391 Costa da Caparica

 

+ With special guests :

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

○ Greg (Mauritius)
https://soundcloud.com/user-312264893

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

○ Lazy Flow (Paris)
https://soundcloud.com/lazyflowlazyflow

○ NOIA (Porto)
https://soundcloud.com/this-is-noia

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

○ Nayela (Lisbon / Luanda)
https://soundcloud.com/nayelajs

○ Mysterious Sk1n (Paris)
https://soundcloud.com/mysterioussk1n

○ Saint Caboclo (Lisbon)
https://soundcloud.com/saintcaboclo

○ Dj Stá (Lisbon)
https://soundcloud.com/deejaysta

 

+++ Everyday Friday to Sunday from 6pm until 4am
++ African house, amapiano, gqom, baile funk, coupé décalé, brass & percussions until very late

 

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

2022.09.02 -

Moonshine LXX Montreal, QC

Moonshine LXX
Clear

C$ 15.00 C$ 30.00

Moonshine presents

Moonshine LXX

++ Guests:

⊳ NATIVESUN (DC)
https://soundcloud.com/dj-nativesun

⊳ VANYFOX (Lisbon, PT)
https://soundcloud.com/vanyfox

⊳ SYANA
https://soundcloud.com/syanabarbara

⊳ MILES FREEDOM (TO)
https://soundcloud.com/milesfreedom

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

AKANTU
https://soundcloud.com/akantu243

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

Door Price :

$20 || 10:00pm – midnight
$25 || midnight – 2:00 am
$30 || 2:00 am – late

+ Limited capacity
+ No smoking, No byob

++ Wheelchair accessible

SMS 514.613.5811 FOR LOCATION

2022.08.13 -

Moonshine Toronto IV Toronto, ON

Moonshine Toronto IV
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C$ 15.00 C$ 25.00

Moonshine presents

Moonshine Toronto IV

 

++ This edition’s guests :

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

/// 10pm – 4am \\\

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

+ Limited capacity
+ No smoking, No byob

SMS 647.952.6626 FOR LOCATION

2022.08.06 -

Moonshine Sagacité V Montreal, QC

Moonshine Sagacité V
Clear

C$ 15.00 C$ 30.00

Kruger originals presents

Moonshine Sagacité V

++ With Special guests :

○ DJ Firmeza (Lisbon, PT)
https://soundcloud.com/dj-firmeza

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

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

○ Pierre Kwenders
https://soundcloud.com/realpierrekwenders

○ Skype Williams
https://soundcloud.com/skypewilliams

○ Mansa
https://soundcloud.com/mansamusso

○ Bellavie
https://soundcloud.com/thebellavie

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

○ San Farafina
https://soundcloud.com/sanfarafina

 

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

Door Price :

$20 || 10:00pm – midnight
$25 || midnight – 2:00 am
$30 || 2:00 am – late

+ Limited capacity
+ No smoking, No byob

++ Wheelchair accessible

SMS 514.613.5811 FOR LOCATION

2022.07.30 -

Moonshine LXIX Montreal, QC

Moonshine LXIX
Clear

C$ 15.00 C$ 30.00

Kruger originals presents

Moonshine LXIX

++ With special guests :

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

Door Prices :

$20 || 11:00pm – midnight
$25 || midnight – 2:00 am
$30 || 2:00 am – late

+ Limited capacity
+ No smoking, No byob

SMS 514.613.5811 FOR LOCATION

2022.07.16 -

Lipanda

Lipanda

C$ 0.00

Moonshine presents LIPANDA

++ With guests:

○ MOPAO MAMU
https://instagram.com/mopaomumu

○ YOUNG JESUS
https://instagram.com/theyoungjesus

○ AKANTU
https://soundcloud.com/akantu243

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

○ MELO OMAT
https://instagram.com/meloomat

++ HOST BY:

○ NGEMBA
https://www.instagram.com/__mywings.mywalls

++ 4-10pm – FREE / RSVP ONLY

+ Limited capacity
+ byob

At CLUB SAGACITE, 3523 bd Saint-Laurent, Montreal, QC, H2X 2T6

2022.06.30 -

Moonshine Airways – Ep. 4 Kinshasa, DRC

Moonshine Airways – Ep. 4
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2022.06.21 -

Moonshine LXVIII Montreal, QC

Moonshine LXVIII
Clear

C$ 15.00 C$ 35.00

Kruger originals presents

Moonshine LXVIII

++ With special guests :

○ TASH LC (LDN)
https://soundcloud.com/tash-lc

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

○ LITNEY (TO)
https://soundcloud.com/litneyspearz

○ JORDAN GARDNER (TO)
https://soundcloud.com/avntgrdnr

○ AKANTU
https://soundcloud.com/akantu243

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

Door Prices :

$20 || 11:00pm – midnight
$25 || midnight – 2:00 am
$30 || 2:00 am – late

+ Limited capacity
+ No smoking, No byob

SMS 514.613.5811 FOR LOCATION

2022.06.18 -