Kinshasa mboka té... A city that is extraordinary beyond the imaginable.
Kinshasa mboka té… A city that is extraordinary beyond the imaginable. It is a paradox and a spectacle, sometimes completely disjointed, with an approach to life and survival that reinvents itself each day. Just when you think you’ve tamed it, it reacts in a way that is completely unpredictable. People there are solid as rock yet fragile as crystal. Kinshasa mboka té… A city or not a city? A place where order and disorder overlap. Life there is a crazy race. You have to remain alert and never sleep. Kinshasa belongs to no one, yet, at the same time, to everyone. It is all smoke and mirrors; what people experience there can never be experienced anywhere else – it’s a total vibration. Each person gives it a particular colour, an interpretation. Kinshasa mboka té… “Kinshasa mboka té” = Kinshasa, one hell of a land.
Douglas Ntimasiemi, Raffi Aghekian
Jacques Gere, Douglas Ntimasiemi, Olivier Jourdain