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Blaise LaBamba & Kotakoli: Nov 7, 2020

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Batuki Music Society and Alliance Francaise Toronto present a virtual concert featuring Blaise La Bamba and Kotakoli on Saturday November 7th, 2020 at 8:00 PM. Enjoy the concert from home!

Kinshasa’s vibrant nightlife has long been world-famous. It is home to the subculture known informally as the Society of Ambiance-Makers and Elegant People (SAPEUR), which has spread its influence through artists such as Papa Wemba. Blaise La Bamba is part of this scene. He has worked with some of the top names of Congolese music, in particular General Defao.

In 2018, Blaise La Bamba founded Kotakoli, an all-star collective of musicians that perform an energetic mix of Congolese rumba and soukous. In the company of Kotakoli, this veteran musician brings Congolese popular music back to the forefront, with spellbinding dances.

DATE: Saturday November 7th, 2020
TIME: 8:00 PM
TICKETS: Pay what you can here.

This concert is offered to you on a Pay What You Can basis (with a minimum of $ 5 covering credit card fees). Your support is very valuable in enabling our institution to offer quality cultural events. Cultural institutions have been very strongly affected by the COVID-19 crisis. Today, more than ever, you can support our action.

  1.  Book your tickets here.
  2. Get a viewing link before the concert.
  3. Enjoy (and be ready to dance!)

Batuki Music Society gratefully acknowledges the support of Ontario Arts Council, Canadian Heritage and Alliance Francaise Toronto.

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