africologneCONCERT: Reinel Bakole
She is already considered by many to be a rising star of the international avant-garde neo-soul scene. Reinel Bakole is a Belgian-Congolese singer, expressionist, composer, dancer and performer.
Inspired by her connection with nature and her relationships with other people, she creates a cosmic world into which she takes us with her beguiling voice, whose light scratching reveals a touching sensitivity. Her poetic, almost lyrical way of singing is all-encompassing and makes her audience feel like they are participating in an immersive experience whose leitmotifs are self-reflection, healing and fulfillment.
Originally trained as a dancer in classical and jazz dance, Reinel evolved into a multidisciplinary artist whose free spirit leaves no one indifferent. The diversity of disciplines she experienced in vibrant and stimulating Amsterdam, where she graduated in Urban Dance at the University of the Arts, led her to expand her art to music and singing, and she is developing a universe all her own with jazz and afro-soul influences. In 2020 she lived between London and Brussels and released her EP AGØTM – A Gal On The Moon. The following year, their album Closer To Truth was released.
Attaching great importance to the visual aspect of her work, Reinel constantly plunges into an innovative aesthetic, invoking her avant-garde vision to match the boldness of her creativity. Their expressive performances in renowned venues and at festivals inspire at home and abroad.
With: Reinel Bakole (performer), Pierre Spataro (saxophone), Samuel van Binsbergen (bassist / DJ)