Jupiter & Okwess & General Eclectic: presented by Batuki Music Society & The Beat Network
Batuki Music Society in association with The Beat Network and Wavelength present the Toronto debut of Jupiter & Okwess at Lee’s Palace on Saturday July 8th!
Jupiter & Okwess are a Congolese afro-fusion band from Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo. Led by the visionary frontman Jupiter Bokondji, the group combines traditional Congolese rhythms and melodies with funk, soul, and western pop influences. With their unique sound, Jupiter & Okwess have quickly become one of the most acclaimed bands in African music.
The band’s debut album ‘Kin Sonic’, released in 2017, earned them praise from critics and fans alike. The album’s single ‘Na Kozonga’ was even featured on the prestigious ‘Africa Express Presents’ compilation, alongside acts such as Damon Albarn, Seun Kuti, and Amadou & Mariam. Since then, Jupiter & Okwess have been touring extensively across Europe and Africa, playing large festivals and renowned venues. Their music is a bridge between the past and the future, taking the audience on a mesmerizing sonic journey of unique sounds from all around the world. Get ready to experience the electrifying energy of Jupiter & Okwess!
General Eclectic truly lives up to his name as one of Canada’s most diverse DJs, taking you on a musical journey around the globe.
8:00 PM General Eclectic
10:00 PM Jupiter & Okwess
Advance Tickets: $25 / Door Tickets $30
Batuki Music Society gratefully acknowledges the support of Canadian Heritage, Government of Canada, Ontario Arts Council and Toronto Arts Council. Thanks to The Beat Network and Wavelength.