Contact Interculturel Francophone de Sudbury Presents African Cabaret ; The 16th Edition
November 2nd 2013 at 6pm
at Macdonald-Cartier Secondary School 37 Lasalle Blvd. West, Sudbury
Performance with Moto de Kapia and more surprises
Dinner: African Dishes
Music provided by D.J.
$25 Adult member of CIFS
$20 Student member of CIFS
$5 Child member of CIFS
To Order tickets from LU contact Moneeq
On stage, Moto de Kapia and his brother James are the personification of exuberance. They engage in acrobatic prowess with a bicycle wheel in the mouth and a fire stick on the head. An effective remedy to dullness and cynicism!
Beneath this mysterious name is hidden Moto, an artist of Congolese descent, from the Kasaï region in the heart of the Democratic Republic of Congo. He is a complete artist, a composer, singer and player of ngoma, a type of percussion instrument resembling a djembé but fully upright. He now makes use of his various talents, acquired on African soil from his earliest childhood. Here now is a look back at Moto’s story.
Under the influence of his father, a musician, Moto learned to play percussions, to sing and to dance. He began his career in 1991 and, in the mid-2000s, had the fine idea of creating a group under the name Kapia. That’s where his stage name, Moto de Kapia, came from.
Now living in Québec, Moto nevertheless remains very attacked to his roots and to the music of his ancestors, with the traditional rhythms of his country of origin. He likes blending them to create unique pieces from them. But he is also keen on adding a slice of western musical styles, especially urban music.
The group has seven Congolese musicians, all living in Montréal. With bass, guitar and ngoma, the members of Kapia assure an untamed ambiance each time they go up on stage. Their latest show bears the name Jumeaux de Mapassa (Twins of Mapassa). On stage, the musicians are accompanied by dancers of boundless energy who truly help make the show. Moto is not hesitant on this point: he loves playing with fire, in the real sense! In short, Moto de Kapia is a group to be seen on stage, offering a bowl of sunshine and revitalizing energy.