Sylvestre Kabassidi “THE BOTTLE” is a rebel with a sensitive, humble soul who draws his inspiration from a source that very few songwriters have the courage to access and explore. He is a poet who speaks effortlessly of frailty, courage, love, hope and his music defies the barriers of learned language .
Whether he sings in Lari, Lingala, French or English, he has the ability to convey his message and be understood , not on a cerebral level but in an emotional sanctuary where it resonates more deeply . His music breaks stereotypes and takes African songs in new directions ,yet universal and sophisticated but rooted in tradition.
At this performance Sylvestre kabassidi, on acoustic guitar and vocals, is joined by Alain Tchimanga on acoustic guitar and B- vocals, Buddy Wells on sax, Gency Tamtam on percussion and Simon Annett on drums.