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Engone Endong

Last updated: March 14, 2023

Producer, beatmaker, DJ, Japanese mangas, cultures and traditions lover, Engone Endong explore civilizations and offers an alternative approach of musics, arts and world traditions by cleverly mixing ancestral knowledge with today’s sounds (electroic, hip-hop, experimental).

Collaborating internationally as a DJ (Elom 20ce in Togo, Pamela Badjogo/Prix RFI Découverte nalist, Société des Arts Technologiques), he composes soundtracks of various realms, such as the virtual experience of the movie “Les Etats-Unis d’Afrique: au-delà du hip-hop”, by Yanick Létourneau (PERIPHERIA, prix de la Critique RIDM 2011). He is the face of Atsie Sun Orchestra, a virtual and imaginary band whose free album, released in December 2011, has been downloaded more than 6,000 times worldwide.

Standing out as a performer, he performed alongside the legendary American DJ Rich Medina and was the headline of the Piknic Electronik festival in 2013. The same year, the Pop Montreal festival emphasized his participation by programming him three days in a row. Creator of the “African Sessions” nights (with DJs Sugarface Nene and Je Suis TBA) at the legendary Club Balattou, he signs in 2014 the new record label UNLOG that focuses on instrumental music. His politically engaged album #OKENG was critically acclaimed in the American medias OKAYAFRICA and AFROPUNK. On May 1st 2017, he released his very rst mini- lm “Demain, un jour nouveau” (Tomorrow, a new day), inspired by his new composition in collaboration with the SLAM Action collective from Gabon and the contemporary choreographer Gael Ikonda. In the summer 2017, he collaborates with choreographer Rhodnie Désir on her new creation Dusk Society for the Dusk Dances festival in Toronto.

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