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January 31st, 2023

Lisa LeBlanc and Les Louanges nominated at the 2023 JUNO Awards

June 14th, 2022

Our artists on the Polaris Prize Long List

February 25th, 2022

Bonsound at Osheaga

December 7th, 2021

GAMIQ 2021: A successful night for Bonsound artists

October 13th, 2021

2021 GAMIQ nominations

September 22nd, 2021

2021 ADISQ Nominations

January 18th, 2021

Pierre Kwenders and Clément Bazin release a music video for the Sentiment remix by Pedro da Linha

Pierre Kwenders
October 23rd, 2020

Pierre Kwenders and Clément Bazin unveil Classe Tendresse

Pierre Kwenders
October 1st, 2020

Pierre Kwenders and Clément Bazin share second single, Ego

Pierre Kwenders
September 10th, 2020

Pierre Kwenders and Clément Bazin share Sentiment, the first single from Classe Tendresse, their collaborative EP to be released on October 23rd

Pierre Kwenders
June 16th, 2020

Pierre Kwenders live at the Belle Gueule microfestival

Pierre Kwenders
October 25th, 2018

Pierre Kwenders wins Album of the year - World Music at this year's Gala de l'ADISQ!

Pierre Kwenders
July 17th, 2018

Polaris Music Prize: Pierre Kwenders on the Short List!

Pierre Kwenders
May 22nd, 2018

Pierre Kwenders presents 'Live at the Apollo'

Pierre Kwenders
May 14th, 2018

Pierre Kwenders wins the Rap/R&B artist of the year Award at the 2018 INDIES

Pierre Kwenders
January 23rd, 2018

Pierre Kwenders presents a music video for Makanda

Pierre Kwenders
August 15th, 2017

Pierre Kwenders unveils two new singles from his upcoming album

Pierre Kwenders
June 20th, 2017

Pierre Kwenders announces the release of his new album and shares a music video

Pierre Kwenders
April 11th, 2017

Pierre Kwenders unveils a music video for Woods of Solitude off his upcoming album

Pierre Kwenders
April 15th, 2016

Pierre Kwenders releases Popolipo (The Remixes) EP

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Pierre Kwenders unveils two new singles from his upcoming album

Pierre Kwenders unveils two new singles from his upcoming album

Two months ago, Pierre Kwenders shared his addictive, summer hit Sexus Plexus Nexus. Named after a trilogy of erotic novels by Henry Miller, ‘Sexus Plexus Nexus’ is as sensuous as its source material: a sex, sax, and string-laden confection that floats along until Congolese rumba guitars enter the scene (Pitchfork). Today, the Emperor strikes again and presents not one, but two singles off his sophomore album MAKANDA at the End of Space, the Beginning of Time: La La Love and Tuba Tuba. This new album is set to be released on September 8th via Bonsound.

Watch and share La La Love and Tuba Tuba via YouTube. The two singles are available on all digital platforms now.

La La Love is a love anthem, Pierre explains. Everybody needs love. We can’t get enough of it. Life is short. Let’s enjoy it and dance. No need to bother with what others say. Live and let live, that’s the spirit of Tuba Tuba. These two songs meet in the spirit of celebration, that of love and life.

This album puts Pierre Kwenders at the forefront of the Montreal’s afrocentric music scene. I wanted to reflect a certain sensuality in my lyrics and my singing. There are a lot of love-related songs in this album. I wanted to dedicate it to women, especially, the artist explains. This ode to love is certainly present on the voluptuous song Sexus Plexus Nexus, while on Zonga he remembers a childhood sweetheart and on Rendezvous he sings about taking his dream woman to Paris. The women in Pierre Kwenders’ life give him strength, hence the title Makanda (which means ‘strength’ in Tshiluba).

Don't miss his new album's launch in Montreal on September 13th at the PHI Centre. Tickets are on sale online.

Upcoming shows
08/19/17 Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts, QC // Place Lagny
08/31/17 Rouyn-Noranda, QC // Scène extérieure Desjardins (FME)
09/13/17 Montreal, QC // PHI Center (Album launch show)
09/15/17 Toronto, ON // Rivoli
09/16/17 Guelph, ON // Market Square Stage (Guelph Jazz Festival)
09/22/17 Quebec city, QC // Le Cercle
09/22/17 Quebec city, QC // Le Cercle (with Moonshine)
09/23/17 Ottawa, QC // NAC Studio