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Baloji: A Musical Journey
If you haven’t heard of Baloji, you’re missing out on one of the most innovative and creative musicians out there. Baloji originally hails from the Congo but grew up in Belgium. This cultural background is evident in his music, a fusion of African beats, rap, and funk. Over the last decade, Baloji has created a unique sound that’s hard to define, but easy to enjoy. Let’s explore Baloji’s musical journey.
Baloji started his musical career in a rap group in Belgium in the early 2000s. He soon left the group and started exploring his own sound, which led him to incorporating African sounds into his music. He also started singing in his indigenous language, Swahili, which added an authentic African flavour to his music. Some of his best songs that showcase his unique style of music are L’Hiver Indien, Capture and Le Jour D’Avant.
Baloji’s music is a mix of African and European culture. He blends African beats with a touch of funk and rap, creating an irresistible sound that’s perfect for fans of all genres. If you’re a fan of world music, you’ll definitely appreciate Baloji’s sound. He’s one of those rare musicians who can blend different genres seamlessly and make something entirely new and exciting. His music is a beautiful blend of different cultures that celebrates their diversity.
Baloji has performed at some of the most famous concerts around the world, including the North Sea Jazz Festival and the Montreal Jazz Festival. He’s also performed extensively in Africa and Europe, showcasing his music to fans from all over the world. One of his most famous concerts was at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, where he played to a sold-out crowd. There’s something special about seeing Baloji live that’s hard to describe. His music has an energy and vitality that’s impossible to replicate in a recording.
Critics have praised Baloji’s music for its unique style and cultural blend. One critic from The Guardian called his album 137 Avenue Kaniama a musical biography. This album is a retelling of Baloji’s life and experiences, with each song representing a different aspect of his journey. Critics have also praised his live performances, which they say are just as good as his recordings. Overall, Baloji’s music has been widely received and appreciated by fans and critics alike.
Baloji is a rare gem in the music industry, a musician who has managed to blend different cultures and genres seamlessly. His sound is refreshing and original, a much-needed change in the world of music. If you haven’t listened to Baloji’s music yet, you’re missing out on something truly special. Give his music a try and experience the magic for yourself.


Next Concert
2024-10-09 h: 19:30
La Cigale
Paris, France

Genuine, a direct and captivating sound, reminding of Africa, contemporary lyrics, electronic music, rap and choirs, this is Baloji’s mix. The Belgian artist is ready to jump on great stages with his songs. We like him, and we invite you to listen to his music, you are going to like him, too.
1 - Soleil De Volt
2 - Tout Ceci Ne Vous Rendra Pas Le Congo
3 - Entre Les Lignes
4 - Ostende Transit
5 - Karibu Ya Bintou
6 - Coup De Gaz
7 - Septembre
8 - Hotel Impala
9 - Spotlight
10 - Spoiler
11 - Niet Te Dichtbij / Côte à Côte
12 - À L'heure D'été
13 - Bipolaire - Les Noirs
14 - L'hiver Indien - Ghetto Mirador
15 - Glossine (zombie)
16 - Peau De Chagrin - Bleu De Nuit
17 - L'hiver Indien - Radio Edit


2024-10-09 h: 19:30
La Cigale
Paris, France
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