Event: @SoundcrashHQ Presents Congolese Rapper Baloji (@BALOJI) Live at Islington Assembly Hall




Isling­ton Assembly Hall

Thursday 16th Novem­ber 2017

The King of Con­golese Rap

Born in the Repub­lic of Congo but raised in Bel­gi­um, Baloji mixes and matches a vari­ety of music­al genres from both coun­tries to cre­ate a col­li­sion of sound that is truly unique. Rap­per, sing­er, and music weaver, it is fit­ting that Baloji’s name means sor­cer­er in Swahili as such arcane prac­tices are doubt­less cru­cial to the con­struc­tion of his remark­ably multi-layered music.

In his latest EP, 64 Bits & Malachite, Baloji’s music stands at the cross­roads of Afric­an music, rap, the French sing­er-song­writer tra­di­tion, afro-amer­ic­an music (soul, funk, jazz), and elec­tron­ic music (trance, deep house). This col­lec­tion of genres, when put togeth­er, res­ults in a feel good EP with rhythms that urge you up on your feet and rap verses that feel razor sharp.

At Isling­ton Assembly Hall, Baloji will bring a lim­it­less amount of energy, a stun­ning band made up of bril­liant Con­golese musi­cians, and roster of songs that will get the whole ven­ue up and mov­ing.

Débruit, beat maker and music match­er who com­bines the funky rhythms and melod­ies of world music with the mod­ern edge of elec­tron­ica, will be join­ing Baloji on the Isling­ton Assembly Hall stage to com­plete this won­der­fully chaot­ic line up of world and elec­tron­ic music.


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Rishma Dhaliwal

Rishma Dhaliwal

Edit­or / PR Con­sult­ant at No Bounds
Rishma Dhali­w­al has extens­ive exper­i­ence study­ing and work­ing in the music and media industry. Hav­ing writ­ten a thes­is on how Hip Hop acts as a social move­ment, she has spent years research­ing and con­nect­ing with artists who use the art form as a tool for bring­ing a voice to the voice­less. Cur­rently work­ing in TV, Rishma brings her PR and media know­ledge to I am Hip Hop and oth­er pro­jects by No Bounds.

About Rishma Dhaliwal

Rishma Dhaliwal
Rishma Dhaliwal has extensive experience studying and working in the music and media industry. Having written a thesis on how Hip Hop acts as a social movement, she has spent years researching and connecting with artists who use the art form as a tool for bringing a voice to the voiceless. Currently working in TV, Rishma brings her PR and media knowledge to I am Hip Hop and other projects by No Bounds.