Fulu Miziki CD
We discovered the band Fulu Miziki from Kinshasa literally a few days ago; we quickly fell for their ability to find inspiration in a dump and transform it into a unique artistic statement. Fulu Miziki means “music from the garbage” in the local Lingala language. The collective of these multidisciplinary artists creates instruments from waste and tirelessly discovers new possibilities of sound in them. They also make original masks and costumes from thrown away items. The Guardian said that during the recording of their debut in Uganda, the borders closed unexpectedly and the band stayed there much longer than planned. For the band, however, separation from loved ones is yet another opportunity, so they use songs and masks to drive away all possible coronavirus demons. Fulu Miziki will offer a tasting of their album in a varied visual-performative show at Pohoda in the Air next weekend.