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Virtual Lawn Concert: Jupiter and Okwess (LOCAL/world music)
June 19 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Since the Clyfford Still Museum can’t bring Jupiter and Okwess to perform live in the forecourt, the Museum is offering a free virtual streaming concert. Enjoy the first virtual summer lawn concert brought to you through a unique partnership between the Clyfford Still Museum and the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. Stream the concert, filmed live from the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage, at 4:30 p.m. on June 19 on the Clyfford Still Museum’s Facebook page.
This performance from the Kennedy Center Millennial Stage is brought to you in partnership with the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. and the Clyfford Still Museum in Denver, CO.
About Jupiter and Okwess
Jean-Pierre Bokondji, aka “Jupiter,” was born in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo and spent much of his childhood in Germany. From East Berlin to Kinshasa, from James Brown to the ultra-dominant Congolese rumba style, Jupiter created his own mode of musical expression. His lyrics focus on the painful past, and how to overcome it. Jupiter’s sound is a unique combination of Afropop, traditional Congolese rhythms, funk, and rock music, which he calls Bofenia Rock. Gathered around Jupiter are members of the Okwess: Montana (of Staff Benda Bilili) on drums; Yendé on bass; guitarists Eric and Richard; and the singer Blaise.
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