Baloji (ft. Konono N°1)

Karibu Ya Bintou

Credits

« Belgian Crew »

Directors:
Spike and Jones

DOP:
Nicolas Karakatsanis

Camera Assistant:
Olivier Vantendeloo

Producer:
Annemie Decorte
@ Dr. Film

Production Manager:
Michele Meire

Location Manager:
Guy Vanslype

Styling:
Ann Lauwerys
Catherine Van Bree

Masks:
Katrien Matthys

Editor:
Alain Dessauvage

Grading:
Nicolas Billy
@ Condor

« Local Crew »

Producer:
Lexxus Legal

Production Assistant:
Fynah Opango

Runner:
Guy Aime

Chaffeur:
JP
Thierry

Dance Coordinator:
Flora Gatanda Galubadi a Lemba

« Cast »

Skeleton Dancers:
Ambassa Kibala
Pegguy Kataba
Doudou Saidi

Poet:
Illunga Shambuyl Moise

Wrestlers:
Citytrain
Sybolite

Musician:
Kabulku Nkanza Francois

Fanfare:
La fanfare de la confiance

« Acknowledgements »

Special thanks:
Kathryn Brahy @ Centre Wallonie (Kinshasa)
Paul Kerstens @ KVS Brussels
Anne Dechamps @ Wallonie-Bruxelles Intl.
Vincent Le Bras
Didier Mekata
Djodjo Kazadi
Jupiter
L'entourage de Citytrain
Hotel Invest Kinshasa
Joker Brussel
Cafe Costume
Le fabuleux Marcel
Sussies
Patricia @ Eye Lites
Sene Mongaba @ Editions Mabiki
Professeur Ngo Semzara Kabuta
Philippe Weiss
Cyrill Harrison
EMI Belgium
Kurt Stallaert
Tim @ Milk & Cookies
Monodot Crew
Knotoryus
Philippe Niessen
Pierre Adam
Francoise Gallez
Joelle Mathieu
Laurent Raphael @ Focus Magazine
Laurent Hoebrechts @ Le Vif.be
Alain Losembe
La belle kinoise

Info

Music and Lyrics:
Baloji Tshiani

Arrangements:
Betis Didier Likeng
Cyril Harrison

Recording Label:
Universal Music Publishing
Kléa Songs

Bio

Baloji means sorcerer, a fitting name for a man who has transformed himself from one of the most successful MCs from the French scene into a producer, musician, rapper and all-round musical wizard.
His acclaimed first solo-album Hotel Impala featured the likes of Amp Fiddler and told the personal story of Baloji's return to Africa to find his mother, who he hadn't seen since childhood, and finding a more intense experience of joy, guilt, confusion and insight than he bargained for.
His 2010 album "Kinshasa Succursale" is a re-recording of "Hotel Impala" in the style of Soulwax Nite versions with local, Congolese musicians. The sessions were so inspiring, they gave birth to five completely new tracks.
The first single Karibu Ya Bintou (Welcome to Life in Limbo) features Konono N°1, the legendary band you keep hearing about in Vampire Weekend and David Byrne interviews (they also collaborated with Bjork on her Volta album). The track is accompanied by a visceral short film, shot on the streets of Kinshasa, site of the infamous Rumble in the Jungle of Muhammad Ali.
The entire album will be released worldwide in February 2010.