Fulu Miziki Kolektiv

Straight Outta Kinshasa! Fulu Miziki Kolektiv Announce First Ever UK Tour

by Geoff Ford

Congolese Afro-punk ensemble Fulu Miziki Kolektiv, ‘straight outta Kinshasa!’ have announced first ever UK tour with two of their four UK dates at Northern venues in May.

Music-Net present Fulu Miziki Kolektiv, an eco-friendly futuristic Afro-punk-ensemble collective of artists 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 the group’s 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 the Fulu Miziki Kolektiv, everything can be recovered and re-enchanted.

“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,” said founder member Old Pisko Crane. “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, photo (c) Root Music

Their presence and power are otherworldly, their rhythms and energy impossible to not dance, move or jump around to, as lucky concertgoers in Leeds and Manchester and Bristol should discover with the Kolektiv’s first ever UK tour!

Promoter Music-Net is a partnership between producer and promoter Root Music and Inner City Music, owners and operators of iconic historic Manchester music venue Band on the Wall, which is funded by Arts Council England.

Fulu Miziki Kolektiv UK tour dates are;

 Tuesday 24 May, Leeds, Headrow House

Wednesday 25 May, Manchester, Band on the Wall 

Tickets for all dates on-sale now HERE