SOAS University of London

Department of Music, School of Arts

Congolese Music with Pan-African Consciousness

Mulele Matondo
Mulele Matondo Afrika

Date: 15 January 2014Time: 7:00 PM

Finishes: 15 January 2014Time: 9:00 PM

Venue: Brunei Gallery Room: Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre

Type of Event: Concert

Kinshasa-born Mulele Matondo Afrika started playing music at an early age, later establishing himself in Zimbabwe as a successful bassist, guitarist and arranger with a flair for his home-grown Congolese style, still very popular today. Mulele’s solo debut, Prophecy, marks a change of direction towards what he calls 'conscious music'. Affected by endless conflict back home, and inspired by outspoken artists before him, Mulele now writes music for the people - critical songs about real lives and real problems, and urging his fellow Africans to stand up and change the dire status quo.

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