Papy Jean – alias Sando Marteau

DRC - Music

Papy Jean – alias Sando Marteau

  • AGE : 47
  • COUNTRY of residence : Democratic Republic of Congo
  • CITY : Lubumbashi
  • ARTISTIC DISCIPLINE : Music & Storytelling

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A few words about your artistic journey

I am an actor and storyteller in the troop MUFWANKOLO, mythical company of popular Swahili theater of Katanga, but also composer and singer in the group MUJIK’A KWETU. I have since tried to promote multiculturalism by combining Katangan influences and new, European and West African sounds.

How long have you been an artist ?

I started as an actor in the Mufwankolo theater troupe in 1999. I started the musical group Mujik-a Kwetu in 2009.

Why did you apply for this grant ? How will the grant support you ?

I applied for this grant because it will allow the troop and the group to participate hand in hand in a socio-political project and to be part of a long-term reflection on social justice. This opportunity will allow us to carry out a quality public utility project.

What are your concrete artistic objectives after this residency ?

Produce the show at the Institut Français and at the Center Wallonie-Bruxelles in Lubumbashi, then on the stages of the city and the province, to get a message across in rural communities.