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FAN APPRECIATION NIGHT with THE JACQUES IBULA BAND
July 20, 2012
Fusing the spirit of Africa with the rhythm and soul of California
Fri 8pm: FREE (with advance purchases: service fees apply)
Jacques Ibula has a refreshing Artistic quality atypical to mainstream "depictions" of the Democratic Republic of Congo. His music style lauds captivating melodies blended into searing messages of word song, giving voice to his quote, "...we are defined by the inner striving of our hearts more than our outward struggles." A quiet force upon charts, picks lists and alternative radio formats, Jacques' lyrics cry out loud to those living safely in America to stand up, speak out- invoking action and awareness through his organization "Congo Bolingo". Although informed by war and oppression in the Congo, Jacques’ continues to counter this conflict through his music, often influenced by three distinct themes: socio-political struggle, faith and Love; undaunted by his mission nor making music with a message.