- This event has passed.
Congolese born Belgian rapper, Baloji, will grace the Alliance Française stage on the World Francophonie Day as we mark 50 yrs of La Francophonie.
Baloji, whose name means sorcerer in Kiswahili, is devishly creative. An artist in motion, a man of images and ideas, Baloji finds strength in his roots but freedom in between genres.
Baloji started off as MC Balo with one of Belgian’s most successful hip-hop crews, Starflam, before going solo in 2007. The flamboyant Baloji has received many music honours but his life has been a journey of struggle and perseverance. His music tackles issues from his family history, to the experience of refugees in Europe, to our dependence on smartphones. His goal, he says, is to create art that lasts.