“Zimbabwe is my land / Chechnya is my land / China is my land / Cuba is my land / Colombia is my land”
Worlds apart from today’s news, Jupiter & Okwess’ song “The World is My Land” is an ecstatic ode to global community and solidarity. Jupiter (frontman Jean-Pierre “Jupiter” Bokondji) is from Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo. He calls his bouncing rift on rock, funk and traditional Congolese music “Bofenia Rock.” Under the leafy shade of the Woods Stage, Jupiter & Okwess kept the Sunday afternoon crowd in perpetual motion for an hour, dancing out the sweat and dust, and making the world feel a little bit closer.
Every month, opbmusic presents songs recorded live at Pickathon 2019, that showcase some of the festival’s most exciting performances.