Monday, September 28, 2015

Sweet, hardcore Courir de Mardi Gras from a Congolese Canadian and a Rhymin' Cajun

If you are a Mardi Gras aficionado this might put a smile on your face in advance of the early advent of Fat Tuesday, which is Feb 9.

Pierre Kwenders' (the stage name of José Louis Modabi) song is called "Mardi Gras," says

Born and raised in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo, this singer and DJ moved to Canada as a teenager and is now based in Montreal.

This is an electronic track redolent not just of Congolese dance music, but also of distinctly Acadian flavors, between some suave fiddling and a rap from Jacobus, aka Jacques Alphonse Doucet of the band Radio Radio.

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