Jupiter & Okwess – Tickets – Soda Bar – San Diego, CA – October 8th, 2018

Jupiter & Okwess

Casbah and Belly Up present

Jupiter & Okwess

Mon, October 8, 2018

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:30 pm

Soda Bar

San Diego, CA

$18.00 - $20.00

This event is 21 and over

Jupiter & Okwess
Jupiter & Okwess
With their second album Kin Sonic, Jupiter and Okwess transcend the Congo’s
unexplored musical heritage and dive into a pool of modernity. Jean-Pierre Bokondji,
aka « Jupiter », a sort of ghetto Don Quixote, (or a lanky wading bird dressed in a
general’s uniform), was born on the 16th December 1963, in Kinshasa. From East
Berlin (where he grew up) to Kinshasa, from James Brown to the ultra-dominant
Congolese rumba style, Jupiter decided to create his own mode of musical
expression. Just like the writing of the African philosopher, Zamenga Batukezanga,
Jupiter’s lyrics focus on the painful past, and how to overcome it.
Gathered around Jupiter are the Okwess faithful: Montana (of Staff Benda Bilili) on
drums and Yendé on bass, guitarists Eric and Richard and the singer Blaise.
Venue Information:
Soda Bar
3615 El Cajon Blvd
San Diego, CA, 92104
http://www.sodabarmusic.com/