As free ambassadors to the Afro-world diaspora, the Moonshine collective was Montreal’s representative at the digital edition of Nyege Nyege 2020.
“If there’s one event in the world we’d like to play in, it’s the Nyege Nyege.” Pierre Kwenders’ wishes have just been granted: he and his collective Moonshine have joined the entirely online program of the Ugandan festival, for the 2020 edition.
Co-founded by Pierre Kwenders in 2014, the Montreal collective operates within the fever of coupé-décale, kuduro, gqom and global bass technoid, marking an inclusive and free vision of African-style partying.
As its name suggests, the collective gathers its faithful members every Saturday after the full moon. In a nod to the principle of the famous infoline, inherited from the Rave era, the location is revealed only a few hours before the beginning of the festival, only by SMS. Through techniques like this Moonshine has, in a handful of years, become a leading agitator in the nightlife of Montreal. Additionally: a quick trip to Bonbon Kojak’s Boiler Room should convince you of their powers.
Moonshine has joined the large African digital Nyege Nyege diaspora. Percussionist Elli Mbonda, selectas Pierre Kwenders, San Farafina, Bonbon Kojak and singer Odile Myrtil represented Montreal from a rooftop overlooking the southwest of their favourite city.