2023
Country: FR
Artist of the week

NZE NZE is the fusion of artists Matthieu Ruben N’Dongo (Sacred Lodge), Tioma Tchoulanov and Gaëtan Bizien (UVB76). A three-headed entity convened and driven by the Astropolis festival at the end of 2020.

Singularity. From this anchor initiated by the Brest-based institution, a residency in the Parisian studios of Red Bull Music Academy will follow in early 2021, and the construction of a story told in the manner of an epic, and intertwined around the warrior songs of the Fang people of Central Africa (from which Matthieu Ruben N’Dongo’s father comes) and the codes of industrial, post-punk and dub music dear to the three musicians. A filiation carried loud and clear by the singer of NZE NZE who draws from this geographical separation, due to the political context in Equatorial Guinea, a determining source of inspiration for this musical project. Real facts and imaginary counter-narrative collide to suggest a dystopian future and to underline with rage the ethical and economic problems of the meanders of the colonialist past.

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