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Pierre Kwenders - José Louis and the Paradox of Love

Arts & Crafts

by Daniel McIntosh

Inspired by touchstones of Congolese music and film that he observed growing up in the African nation, the Montreal musician continues to blend worldly styles with modern hip-hop and electronica – as well as appearances from guests like Arcade Fire’s Win Butler and the very same African choral group that Kwenders got his own musical start in.

The title bearing his given name, José Louis and the Paradox of Love represents his most personal album yet as he zeroes in on his own story of immigration and musical discovery. 

— Read our interview with Pierre Kwenders —