A year ago to the day, singer-songwriter Pierre Kwenders and his Moonshine collective unveiled Douk Saga, a nod to legendary late Ivorian singer bearing the same name.
Pierre Kwenders – Douk Saga (Official Video)
Filled with the spirit of the master of “Enjaillement,” a term for enjoyment, idiomatic expression mainly used in French-speaking West African countries, the Montreal-based crew shares a music video for the song via Pan African Music.
Directed by Epher Heilland, the video features Pierre Kwenders at the top of his game, alternating between outfits and dance moves with hypnotic videos in the background.
“I wanted to pay tribute to the late Douk Saga, the founder of coupé-décalé [a very percussive style of African pop with roots in the Ivory Coast].”
Moonshine – SMS For Location, Vol. 3
After a year on the road in Europe, North and Latin America—they were the closing act at this year’s renowned Dour festival—the Moonshine collective is back on track and ready to kick off its fifth anniversary starting with this video release. Five years of enjoyment and close cross-borders collaborations; five years of showcasing high-caliber local and international artists; five years of breaking genre and social barriers.
For this special occasion, Moonshine will bring together special guests hailing from all corners of the world for a special party in Montreal, Quebec, Canada: Skinny Macho (London), Bambii (Toronto), Florentino (Manchester), Foreigner (LA), Carlomarco (Santiago), Odile Myrtil, and Chippy NonStop (Toronto).
Moonshine’s fifth anniversary will also be marked by the release of a new mixtape titled SMS For Location, Vol. 3 and a new clothing collection, both to be released on December 13.