Hotel Univers set for release on May 20
Straight from the heart of Kinshasa, Jupiter & Okwess International are set to release their long awaited international debut album Hotel Univers on Out Here Records.
Band leader Jupiter Bokondji, who refers himself to be the ‘rebel general’ of Congolese music, is the charismatic and outstanding representative of the innovative scene of street musicians in Kinshasa. This scene became internationally well-known through the success of Staff Benda Bilili, a band who they share close ties with and have sadly since split up.
After an extensive tour around Africa, Jupiter & Okwess International will be on tour in Europe from May, which includes a performance at Glastonbury (June 28) and at the Olympic Park in London (July 28).
02 Margerita Listen Here
04 Evala Interlude
05 The World Is My Land (Deutschland)
06 Yaka feat. Bebson de la rue
07 Mwana Yokatoli
09 Tshanga Tshungu feat. Evala Vala
10 Nelly Interlude
12 Djwende Talelaka
A ‘Making Of’ video: