• Friday | 27.09.24
  • 7.00pm
  • Band on the Wall, Manchester

BALOJI, born in Lubumbashi, Congo (DRC), is a rapper, songwriter, director, poet, stylist and actor. He grew up in Liège, Belgium. In the 90s, BALOJI began rapping with the trio Malfrats Linguistiques, which went on to become the world-renowned hip-hop group: Starflam.

His latest record AUGURE, released April 5th, is a 4 record soundtrack, features global music collaborators like Sampa The Great, Bongeziwe Mabandla, Jamila Woods, and many, many more. The film by the same name, directed by Baloji, was the winner of the New Voice Price at Festival de Cannes 2023.

Baloji has always suffered from synesthesia, which enables him to express himself through vivid colors, shapes and textures. In his creative imagination, things seem ordinary but soon turn out to be magical, blurring the boundaries between the real and the imaginary.