Rumba Rules, new genealogies,

Synopsis. Glimpse into the contemporary music scene of Kinshasa featuring Brigade Sarbati Orchestra


David N. BERNATCHEZ is a Quebec filmmaker and producer. As an anthropologist, he has investigated the Congolese music scene. He divides his time between filmmaking, academic research and musical performance. His images, performances and lectures had been presented in various contexts and countries.

Sammy BALOJI is a visual artist and photographer. As a visual atist, Baloji juxtaposes photographic realities, combining past and present, the real and the ideal, to illicit glaring cultural and historical tensions. Selected filmography : Kasala: The Slaughterhouse of Dreams or the First Human, Bende’s Error (2020), Tales of the Copper Crosses Garden : Episode 1 (2018), etc.