‘Deja que suene el rio”
Laboratoire Kontempo, 2022
Kinshasa, RDC

Mutu - Mutu is a listening documentary that enters in relation with the musical worlds inhabiting the Congo river.

Produced within the framework of Kinzonzi exhibition by Laboratoire Kontempo.

Mutu - Mutu is the Lingala word for Human - Human, a word that refers to locals in different parts of the Democratic republic of Congo. While the word Mundele refers to the white foreigner, the film explores the position of the filmmaker, as a non white subject - non local in Kinshasa. The artist  reflects on his own subjective ’betweenness’, while visiting Kinshasa due to an exhibition at the Musée National de la république du Congo. The film takes us around the changing waters of the Congo river, while sounding the music of different musicians, comedians, and street entertainers that earn a living performing on site. Proposing a way of listening to the river through the music played along the rocks, it signifies the mirrors between congolese, latin american and caribbean musical flows.

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