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Jupiter & Okwess

Afro Funk
Congo

New album “Na Kozonga” - 04/2021

Explosive ! Na Kozonga, the new album by Jupiter and his band Okwess is a blast of energy that bewitches the body and feeds the spirit. Since the beginning, the Rebel General and his fellow pyrotechnicians have been drawing the rhythms of the Congo out of obscurity to reveal their superpowers: the powers of rock and funk, ready for every kind of musical coupling and any kind of invitation! 

From Damon Albarn to Money Mark (Beastie Boys) via, on this new album, the samba of Rogê, the rap of Marcelo D2, the horns of New Orleans or the voice of the militant Chilean singer Ana Tijoux. Jupiter & Okwess have no fear of strange encounters, nor the craziest journeys. 

They’ve even managed to conquer Latin America, and are currently busy recreating the triangular trade, in sounds! No surprise from one who, on his first album, declared “Ich bin ein Congolese...The world is my land.” 

“We all have ancestors in Africa,” Jupiter reminds us, “and they also played music. And if Africa looks like a revolver, its trigger can be found...in the Congo!’ Ready, Steady, Go! Jupiter and his joyous pistoleros are giving us the go-ahead. A new world tour awaits them. It’s up to you to follow their incandescent star. 

Videos

Mieux que ça
Mieux que ça
Na Kozonga
Na Kozonga
Bakunda Ulu
Bakunda Ulu
You Sold Me a Dream (feat. Ana Tijoux)
You Sold Me a Dream (feat. Ana Tijoux)
Live on KEXP
Live on KEXP
NPR Music Tiny Desk
NPR Music Tiny Desk

Photos

Upcoming concerts

10 Dec 2022

Clichy sous Bois (93) Festival Africolor

Jupiter & Okwess

Archived concerts

12 Nov 2022

Guadalajara (ME) Fiera Internacioal de la Musica

Jupiter & Okwess
29 Oct 2022

México (MX) Marvin Festival

Jupiter & Okwess
14 Oct 2022

Ivry sur Seine (94) Le Hangar

Jupiter & Okwess
07 Oct 2022

Rodez (12) Le Club

Jupiter & Okwess
11 Sep 2022

Brétigny sur Orge (91) Fête de l'Humanité

Jupiter & Okwess
05 Aug 2022

Turin (IT) Jova Beach Party

Jupiter & Okwess
31 Jul 2022

La Rochelle (17) L'Horizon fait le Mur

Jupiter & Okwess
29 Jul 2022

Trévou Tréguignec (22) Festival Chausse tes Tongs

Jupiter & Okwess
23 Jul 2022

Montflanquin (47) Concerts au Village

Jupiter & Okwess
16 Jul 2022

Verdun (55) Festival Musiques et Terrasses

Jupiter & Okwess
15 Jul 2022

Ivry sur Seine (94) Festival

Jupiter & Okwess
09 Jul 2022

Blois (41) Des Lyres d'Eté

Jupiter & Okwess
08 Jul 2022

Dieulefit (26) Festival Bizz'Art Nomade

Jupiter & Okwess
07 Jul 2022

Rennes (35) Festival Transat en Ville

Jupiter & Okwess
02 Jul 2022

Lignano Sabbiadoro (IT) Jova Beach Party

Jupiter & Okwess
01 Jul 2022

Paris (75) New Morning

Jupiter & Okwess
30 Jun 2022

Loulé (PT) Festival Med

Jupiter & Okwess
24 Jun 2022

Massy (91) Paul B

Jupiter & Okwess
23 Jun 2022

Rome (IT) Venere in Musica

Jupiter & Okwess
18 Jun 2022

Lisbonne (PT) Festival Rock in Rio Lisboa

Jupiter & Okwess
10 Jun 2022

Gennevilliers (92) Le Tamanoir

Jupiter & Okwess
09 Jun 2022

Montbéliard (25) Festival Green Days

Jupiter & Okwess
03 Jun 2022

Gap (05) CMCL

Jupiter & Okwess