The artists draw inspiration from the late South African jazz veteran Hugh Masekela and take us back to the 70s in Kinshasa.
Earlier this year, South Africa-based Congolese musician TRESOR released his album Nostalgia. The 13-track project revisits the past to explore the different sounds and the culture on the African continent during that time. The album features South African artists such as AKA, Mafikizolo, Kwesta, Msaki and several others. TRESOR has recently released the visuals for “On va bouger”, the track on which he teams up with Kenyan pop duo Sauti Sol. It’s a “twisted love story” set in the 70s of Kinshasa and we’re certainly here for that vibe.
Shot in Kenya, the music video opens with TRESOR sitting in boat which drifts across a lake against the rising sun. The scenes that follow include crisp shots of the inner city and captures both the ordinary daily life of its residents as well as the vibrant nightlife of Kinshasa back in the 70s. Directed by Fanon Kabwe, the stunning visuals stay true to the general nostalgic theme of the album.
TRESOR describes the track saying, “I am beyond excited to share the magic Sauti Sol and I have made with this electrifying song. “On va bouger” is a twisted love story set in Kinshasa during the 70’s.” He also adds that, “Bra Hugh [Masekela] used to tell me a lot of stories about his time in Congo; So I’ve re-imaged it from his tales to a time that was very vibrant, eclectic, passionate.”