A group of street kids in Kinshasa, between 10 and 18 years old – so-called «shégués», sons of soldiers, orphans or «child sorcerers» – got the possibility to collaborate with Congolese artist Lova Lova in 2019. He provided a musical frame out of electro-congorock, afropunk, ragga, and hip hop for them. This allowed the kids to spit their feelings and thoughts about the difficulties encountered in their lives – rivalry, politics, sexuality and survival – in a funny and provocative way. Warlike rap, street gang style, but also praying and blessing, carried by a specific sharp undertone of rage and hope. These kids know they are fucked – and they fuck back.


More information: https://seismorecords.bandcamp.com/album/mokili-na-poche



Project partners

Oyo Projects – Producer of the project

Swiss Embassy in Kinshasa – providing support for the project

Bomoko Connexion – Independent cultural centre

Double Vision – Independent cultural centre

Studio Pela – Recording studio

fluctuating images, Berlin – providing support for the project

AcudMachtNeu, Berlin – providing support for the project

Seismographic Records – Exclusive release on vinyl


Possibilities for ordering (including sound snippets for all tracks):



Thanks goes to AcudMachtNeu (Berlin) and LabKontempo (Kinshasa) as well as to DHBW Ravensburg for supporting the research of Dr. Cornelia Lund (HfK Bremen, fluctuating images e.V. Berlin) and  Prof. Dr. Holger Lund (DHBW Ravensburg, fluctuating images e.V. Berlin) in Kinshasa.