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Joel Kapat and BOOCI MUSIC take fans on an auditory tour fit for the ages
St. Louis, Missouri — In what can only be described as a masterful symphony of hip hop, Afro pop, and Congolese Rumba, Joel Kapat’s latest album is an explosion of quality music and diversity. The album is multilingual, with English, Lingala, French, and Swahili being the languages mostly used in the songs, and it is as feel good in nature as the phrase ‘Dinner Is Ready’ in cosy households. Perhaps that’s part of the reason why Joel named the album as such – the other reason being that each song is either the main course of dinner, dessert, appetizer, or cocktail.
What makes his music unique is its surreal ability to transcend the long-standing coast to coast music debate by offering the niche of continent to continent cultural shuffle. Being deeply spiritual at heart, Joel’s beliefs stem from ideas rooted in loving humanity, working hard to be self-sufficient, and helping humanity evolve in a more positive direction. Inspired from everyday life, his wife and 4 kids continue to fuel his desire to produce quality music day in and day out.
Despite being extremely talented and passionate about creating music, Joel finds himself limited by resources and connections, which is why he is looking for partners to establish long term business relationships with so he can work with them to elevate his music and bring his discography to even greater heights. His future plans include continuing on the path to create feel goof music, because the world desperately needs it, to write books and make movies, while also continuing work on his fashion brand, called ‘BOOCI BRAND’ – wherein the BOOCI stands for “Ballin’ Out Of Control International”.
Go to http://www.youtube.com/user/JoelKapat to find out more about Joel Kapat and discover his discography. Feel free to follow him on social media to stay updated regarding his latest releases, and feel free to reach out to the artist via the email address provided to schedule interviews and collaborations.
Joel Kapat is the pseudonym of Patrick Kagarama – a Congolese American recording artist, designer, and songwriter, who holds a degree in Human Service and Addiction counselling. Joel and his family migrated to the U.S. in 2000, seeking asylum due to the civil upheaval in his native country, The Democratic Republic of Congo. Together, they based themselves in St. Louis, Missouri, and since then St. Louis is the place Joel Kapat calls home. Joel found his solace in Afropop music when as a kid his mother used to sing to him in her native language. The future star was unable to decipher the symphonies as a child. However, they were melodious enough to spark an inspiration in young Joel to create his own music.
Afropop music, much like African traditional music, is vast and varied. At its fundamental core, it is a sound, music, movement, and a state of mind. It is the rapturous awakening of a continent from a colonial misery and the hardcore realization that the nightmare is not over yet. It is a beautiful meld of anguish and happiness stitched together with classical drums, basic guitar, and everyday amplifiers. If that does not satiate the vibes of an Afropop fan, Joel escalates the rhythm quotient by blending the classical Afropop with American Urban music, especially Hip-hop. All of it results in an explosive and colorful musical mix that is melodic, as well as, beat-pumping edgy.
Anyone remotely associated with Afropop would testify that it is the truest avatar of fusion music, as it incorporates elements of essentially any available source material on the planet earth. The fantastic news for the fans out there is that the contemporary blend of classical Afropop and urban hip-hop is what defines Joel Kapat’s music. In his latest album Trent Ans, Joel Kapat sings, raps, laughs and offers a mirage of heart-warming rhythms to the lyrics that will leave a fan grooving and nod with approval at every turn of a subsequent track.
Joel Kapat / BOOCI MUSIC
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