Kasai Allstars - Olooh, a War Dance for Peace

Kasai Allstars is back with “Olooh, a War Dance For Peace.” In a video directed by Patrick Zoom and filmed near Kinshasa, the Congolese collective pays tribute to an ancestral tradition that takes place in many villages: “When a problem arises among the villagers, they seek a peaceful solution by performing a traditional war dance, weapons in hand. This dance was used to signal the end of hostilities and is now used to resolve conflicts.” These rituals were banned because of the allegedly erotic and pagan nature of some of their dances. Most of the lyrics are inspired by myths and proverbs, as seen in the album’s name. This refers to the adage that “There is strength in numbers.” A universal message, this idea also represents the national motto of Bolivia, Bulgaria, Georgia, Haiti and Belgium.

Kasai Allstars - Olooh, a War Dance for Peace

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