Straight Outta Kinshasa! The Congolese Eco-Friendly Futuristic Afro-Punk Collective coming to Band on the Wall

The FULU MIZIKI KOLEKTIV are playing their first-ever UK tour this month...

By Ben Brown | 16 May 2022

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Coming to Band on the Wall on Wednesday 25th May is the FULU MIZIKI KOLEKTIV, an eco-friendly futuristic Afro-punk ensemble collective of artists who have beamed straight from a future where humans have reconciled with Mother Earth (and with themselves).

This multidisciplinary collective of artists is based in the heart of Africa, in the Congolese capital city Kinshasa.

For several years now its members have spent much of their time conceptualising an orchestra made purely from objects found in the trash, constantly changing instruments, always in search of new sounds. For Fulu, everything can be recovered and re-enchanted.

Talking about the forthcoming UK live shows, Fulu Miziki Kolektiv founder member Old Pisko Crane said today, “As we used to sit in our homes in Kinshasa creating this music, instruments and costumes, we never thought it would be appreciated this much. We are very excited to be coming to the UK for our first time – this is a dream come true.

Making their own instruments, performance costumes, and masks is essential to the approach of Fulu Miziki Kolektiv’s musical core ideology.

Their unique sound supports a pan-African message of artistic liberation, peace and an intense study of the ecological situation in both the Democratic Republic of Congo and the whole planet.


FULU MIZIKI KOLEKTIV at Band on the Wall

Date: Wednesday 25th May
Time: 7pm
Cost: £13.50

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Band on the Wall, 25 Swan St, Manchester M4 5JZ