WMI PLUS At Home with Lokua Kanza
WMI PLUS At Home experiences bring music from around the world into the comfort of your home. Renowned artists share their lives, instruments, and stories from their personal environments, bringing an intimacy and uniqueness to each event. These talks are led by fellow musicians, journalists, and ethnomusicologists. Live captioning will be provided during the event.
We are thrilled to provide these events for FREE. If you are able to make a donation of any amount while registering for this event, it will help us to keep the music playing. THANK YOU!
Monday, October 11, 2021 – 6PM EDT
WMI PLUS At Home Experiences are free of charge, but you must register to reserve your space. You will receive an order confirmation once your registration is complete that includes the link to the event. Only registered participants will receive email instructions on how to join the event via Zoom online. Live captioning provided.
Originally from the Democratic Republic of Congo and now based in Paris, Lokua Kanza is an exceptionally gifted multi-instrumentalist who plays guitar, mbira, percussion, mandolin, and piano, among others, and sings in several languages. His most recent album released in 2021 entitled Moko, meaning “one” in Lingala, celebrates Lokua’s return to the stage after an 11-year hiatus. He will share music and talk with Banning Eyre (Afropop Worldwide, NPR) about his prolific career and the process of making the new album, which involved 100 musicians and 20 recording studios across 12 countries on 5 continents. Lokua will also answer questions from attendees.
WMI PLUS and WMI PLUS At Home experiences are supported by a grant from Con Edison.