Congolese Afro-Fusion | The Toronto debut of Jupiter & Okwess at Lee's Palace on July 8 2023

 From a media release

Batuki Music Society presents
The Toronto debut of Jupiter & Okwess
at Lee's Palace on July 8, 2023

Batuki Music Society in association with The Beat Network and Wavelength present the Toronto debut of Jupiter & Okwess at Lee's Palace on Saturday July 8th. Get ready to experience the electrifying energy of Jupiter & Okwess!

Jupiter & Okwess are a Congolese afro-fusion band from Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo. Led by the visionary frontman Jupiter Bokondji, the group combines traditional Congolese rhythms and melodies with funk, soul, and Western pop influences. With their unique sound, Jupiter & Okwess have quickly become one of the most acclaimed bands in African music.

Jupiter & Okwess
Jupiter & Okwess

The band’s debut album ‘Kin Sonic’, released in 2017, earned them praise from critics and fans alike. The album’s single ‘Na Kozonga’ was even featured on the prestigious ‘Africa Express Presents’ compilation, alongside acts such as Damon Albarn, Seun Kuti, and Amadou & Mariam. 

Since then, Jupiter & Okwess have been touring extensively across Europe and Africa, playing large festivals and renowned venues. Their music is a bridge between the past and the future, taking the audience on a mesmerizing sonic journey of unique sounds from all around the world.

Opening act General Eclectic truly lives up to his name as one of Canada's most diverse DJs, taking you on a musical journey around the globe.

  • DATE: Jul 8, 2023
  • VENUE: Lee’s Palace, 529 Bloor St W, Toronto
  • TIME: 8pm General Eclectic, 10pm Jupiter & Okwess
  • TICKETS: Advance $25 at Eventbrite, Door $30

Batuki Music Society gratefully acknowledges the support of Canadian Heritage, Government of Canada, Ontario Arts Council and Toronto Arts Council. Thanks to The Beat Network and Wavelength.