Introducing KIVU Radio!
KIVU Radio is space for curated programs with a live start. We wanted to share a little bit of that connected feeling, of listening to the same song in the same moment as someone else far away. Different artists and DJ's will take over KIVU Radio to express themselves and the world that inspires them, paired with each coffee launch give each coffee launch a heartbeat or world to enjoy. Since our new espresso is a single origin Congolese coffee, KIVU Radio 01 is 100% Congolese music featuring classic icons like Papa Wemba and Tabuley Rochereau with contemporary artists we love too.
THE CURATOR | SECOUSSE RADIO
If you ask our radio's curator, world music is dead. Perhaps because it was a false music genre label from the get go. Local music, on the other hand, is thriving. Whether it falls into folk, ghetto, or a sub-culture, one thing is for certain: the popularity and significance of any country's local and street music is ever strong; from french suburbs to Cabo Verde, Bamako to Rio, Kingston to Atlanta, back to Kinshasa, DRC.
Since 2006, Secousse broadcasts the cream of local hits worldwide, via a web-radio, mixtapes, parties, and its record label. The curator Etienne Tron is a french DJ and producer who achieved international fame through many adventures like the afropop band The Very Best or Le Comptoir Général, a Parisian cultural centre dedicated to marginalized creativity.
For further listening check out some of the featured Artists on KIVU Radio 01.
KIVU MUSIC LIST
For further listening here are some music we recommend!