Democratic Republic of the Congo

Baloji is an artist in motion, a musician, poet, film director, a man of images and ideas. Baloji means “man of science” in Swahili, but during the colonial period, that meaning shifted as a result of Christian evangelisation, to signify “man of the occult sciences” and then “sorcerer”. Baloji was born in Lubumbashi (DRC Congo) and grew up in Belgium. As a teenager, he started his first rap collective, Starflam. In 2008, as Baloji, he released “Hotel Impala” an album conceived as a reply to a letter he received from his mother after a 25-year absence. Baloji directs his own videos and creates the visuals for his varied projects.

Present in the Sessions:

Works of this artist at Fuso 2020:

Never look at the sun