We met with Congolese collective Fulu Miziki for an in-depth look at their work, a "build your own instrument" workshop and a conversation about their vision for this project.

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Author: David Bola

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No band can pretend to live up to the sentence “Making music from scratch” like Fulu Miziki does. The Congolese formation builds unique instruments and outrageous outfits from trash picked up in the streets of Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo’s capital city. They create galvanizing performances, which leaves both musicologists and neophytes floored.

Never shying away from opportunities to share their craft, they invited us to a workshop where we helped and watched them build the set they would use the next day, for Nuits sonores 2021’s programme. We took this opportunity to exchange with them on their project. Head to the link below to see what happened.

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David Bola is We are Europe Media‘s content editor. Formerly working at Radio Nova as a freelance journalist and hosts a monthly residency on Piñata Radio, with Ludotek, a show focused on video game music.

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