Kivu Radio

Program 01 by Secousse.TV [DJ Etienne Tron] Photography by Ronan McKenzie

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INTRODUCING KIVU RADIO!

KIVU Radio is a space for curated sound, with a live play button to give a little of that uniting feeling of true radio, when distant people get connected through listening to the same song. Different artists and DJ's will take over KIVU Radio, launching playlists and sound worlds around each coffee. Since our new espresso is a Congolese single origin, program 01 is 100% Congolese music featuring classic icons like Papa Wemba and Tabu Ley Rochereau with contemporary artists we love mixed in. 

 

KIVU RADIO 01 | 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.

 

FEATURED ARTISTS

Further listening from Artists on Program 01.

 TABU LEY ROCHEREAU

TABU LEY ROCHEREAU

 KONONO N 1

KONONO N 1

 KOKOKOMUSIC!

KOKOKOMUSIC!

KIVU LIST

Other music we suggest to check out!

 PETITE NOIR 

PETITE NOIR 

  ZAIRE '74     

ZAIRE '74

 

 ALEC LOMAMI

ALEC LOMAMI

Coffee Mask by Bevan Agyemang, Photography by Ronan McKenzie