The REEL Project produced a music video for Lubumbashi-based performance group, Jecoke, in exchange for a song which was featured on TRP’s first humanitarian film project, “Today We Pack, Tomorrow We Settle.”
Jecoke is a performance group in the southern city of Lubumbashi in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) with a legacy that spans for decades. The 1950’s. When the copper mines of Lubumbashi were still in full swing and the surrounding mining communities were lively with nightlife, Jecoke’s founding members performed comedic musical sketches so that they could be seen and heard in their community. Although consecutive dictatorships and wars ultimately led to the demise of the Lubumbashi copper mines, Jecoke is still hard at work striving to be recognized by the community and beyond.
Jecoke is comprised of dancers, guitarists and vocalists.
We want to connect Jecoke with the rest of the world because they are an amazing group of talented and dedicated performers. They are well known artists in parts of DRC, but, as you can see from the above video, their passion deserves to reach a greater audience.