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Pierre Kwenders


Singing and rapping in Lingala, French, English, Tshiluba and Kikongo, Pierre Kwenders weaves stories that blur boundaries both linguistic and geographic. His album “José Louis and the Paradox of Love” is the culmination of his personal development and the musical dexterity he has honed over the years, combining deft songwriting skills with beat-matching virtuosity. The album, which won the prestigious Polaris Music Prize, explores an ongoing quest to capture the complexities of romance, both universally and through the prism of Kwenders' own intimate experiences.

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