Pierre Kwenders – Kilimandjaro

Pierre Kwenders – KilimandjaroPlay
2022.03.22 -

Pierre Kwenders – Heartbeat (ft. anaiis)

Pierre Kwenders – Heartbeat (ft. anaiis)Play

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

“Heartbeat’ represents the paradox of love,” says Kwenders. “Love can manifest itself in many and the most unexpected ways. I’ve been a fan of anaiis’ for a while now. The tenderness that breathes through her voice was the perfect match to this story. While our hearts are beating hard, we’re surrounded by the beauty of nature which keeps us calm and happy. All in tenderness, on a farm of love!”

Performed By Pierre Kwenders & Anaiis

 

CREDITS

Director:
Daniel Amoakoh

DOP:
Jed Darlington-Roberts

1st AC:
Stephen Ofori

Art Director:
Patricia Roberts

Art Assistant:
Emilia Robinson

Production Company:
Blanguage

Executive Producer:
Hervé Kalongo

Junior Olomowewe:

Producer:
Jess Ajose
Kamara Scott

Post Production:
Paume

Colourist:
Misha Kim

Production Assistant:
Shannei Brown
Iman Hussein

Director’s Assistant:
Kyra Jade

Stylist:
Ignacio De Tiedra

Stylist Assistant:
Moira Gonzalez

MUA:
Megumi Matsuno

Hair:
Sheree-Jourdan

BTS Photographer:
Clarke Redd

Still Photographer:
Kim Lang

Equipment:
Pro Cam

Transport:
300 Movers

Catering:
Tasty Food

Casting:
Joanna Patalot, Contact
Sam Wootton, Contact

Cast:
Nan Mthembu
Rabbi Kaninda
Amine Bandak
George Bell
Buki Areoye

Location:
Jo Thompson
Simon Wright

LYRICS:

Lyrics by José Louis Modabi, Anaiis
Music by João Branko Barbosa

Han han han han han han hmm
Han han han han han han
Han han han han han han hmm
Han han han han han han

Nzoto na yo etonda makambo
Elongi na yo moto akoka te
Okopesa nionso nako zwa
Okopesa nionso nakolanda
Okopesa nionso

Motema ekobeta doux doux doux
Nzoto ekoningana han han han
Vas-y malembement
Doucement Tendrement Calmement

Motema ekobeta doux doux doux
Nzoto ekoningana Han han han
Vas-y malembement
Doucement Calmement Tendrement

I found my sight
Amidst the darkness
My heart ignites
Whenever I close to you,
Sweetest delight
Oh I’m so glad I eventually found where
you been hiding your love
I thank god for you, love

Motema ekobeta doux doux doux
Nzoto ekoningana han han han
Vas-y malembement
Doucement Tendrement Calmement

Motema ekobeta doux doux doux
Nzoto ekoningana han han han
Vas-y malembement
Doucement Calmement Tendrement
You you you you you
You and i till the day I die

Motema ekobeta doux doux doux
Nzoto ekoningana han han han
Vas-y malembement
Doucement Tendrement Calmement

Motema ekobeta doux doux doux
Nzoto ekoningana han han han
Vas-y malembement
Doucement Calmement Tendrement

2022.02.23 -

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 -

SMS for Location Live (Vol. 4)

SMS for Location Live (Vol. 4)Play
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DJ P2N – Makasi

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DJ P2N – Mobutu (feat. PSON)

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Moonshine x Boiler Room – Collective TV Kinshasa, DRC

Moonshine x Boiler Room – Collective TVPlay

0:00 Intro (San Farafina & Pierre Kwenders)
04:00 DJ P2N – Interview
14:55 Pierre Kwenders – Intro (San Farafina & Pierre Kwenders)
16:33 Pierre Kwenders – DJ Set
47:34 Matonge – Intro (San Farafina & Pierre Kwenders)
52:11 Yas Ilunga & Kingongolo Kiniata – Call the ancestors
57:26 Kingongolo Kiniata – Kingongolo Kiniata
1:02:16 AKAntu
1:26:11 AKAntu & Huguette Tolinga
1:35:56 AKAntu & MC RedBul
1:55:55 Outro (San Farafina & Pierre Kwenders)

2021.02.25 -

Pierre Kwenders & Clément Bazin – Ego

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Moonshine SS20 “Partout Au Bled”

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2020.08.18 -