WATCH | Montreal's Pierre Kwenders Releases Live at the Apollo Mini-Documentary

WATCH | Montreal's Pierre Kwenders Releases Live at the Apollo Mini-Documentary

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On March 3rd, Pierre Kwenders realized a dream by stepping onto the stage of the Apollo Theater in Harlem, New York.

The legendary venue has launched the careers of icons such as Michael Jackson, Aretha Franklin, James Brown, Diana Ross and many more. That magic moment was captured on video in the mini documentary Live at the Apollo directed by Trevor Banks who followed the artist through the streets of Manhattan and Harlem the day of the concert.

I normally keep my cool, but everything was on the surface that night, Kwenders explains. I was nervous as hell, excited like a little kid, and fighting tears at times. I felt connected to everything. First, it was Michael (Jackson), he came down to me during the soundcheck. Then, it was James Brown, and he never left: I was performing on that stage and my mind was thinking of his wildness. It was just an honour. From Kinshasa to Apollo. From there to wherever the fuck we wanna make it to.

Watch the mini-documentary above. 

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Upcoming shows
25/05 Montreal, QC // C2 Montreal (DJ set)
02/06 Toronto, ON // Field Trip Festival
03/06 Seattle, US // Upstream Music Festival
08/06 Montreal, QC // Jardins Gamelins (DJ set)
20/06 Montreal, QC // Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (DJ set)
23/06 Cleveland, US // Solstice - Cleveland Museum of Art
28/06 Montreal, QC // Jarry Park
08/07 Bruxelles, BE // Festival Let It Beach
12/07 Saint-Aubin-Sur-Mer, FR // Pete The Monkey Festival
13/07 Paris, FR // TBA
14/07 Berlin, DE // Father Graham
20/07 Lisbonne, PT // Super Bock Super Rock
08/08 Montreal, QC // Kent Park
10-12/08 Regina, SK // Regina Folk Festival
02/09 Montreal, QC // Mile Ex End Musique Festival (DJ set)
12/10 St-Jérôme, QC // Salle Antony-Lessard

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