Baloji

​Baloji on 64 Bits & Malchite, the title of his new EP: “Everything I do in music is computer-based – and 40% of my computer and my phone came from Congolese soil.”

​The Congo-born Belgian rapper/musician Baloji (Swahili for ‘science’, understood to be ‘witchcraft’ in the colonial period) also works as a video artist, actor and stylist. He mixes various influences such as African music and Belgian trance into his own ‘musique de mélange’.

His video Capture, made with the street artist collective Kongo Astronauts, is a road trip through Kinshasa in which the past, the future, exploitation and black excellence pass in review.