Pierre Kwenders is building a musical bridge between Africa and the rest of the world

Congolese-Canadian musician Pierre Kwenders talks about his latest album Makanda at the End of Space, the Beginning of Time, and why we need to stop using the term "world music."
Musician Pierre Kwenders and Tom Power in the q studio in Toronto, Ont. (Melody Lau/CBC)

Montreal-based musician Pierre Kwenders is back with a new album. Makanda at the End of Space, the Beginning of Time is his way of building a bridge between Africa and the world as he continues to challenge perceptions of the continent, and the label "world music."

Kwenders speaks with q host Tom Power about how coming to Canada from the Congo in the early 2000s, singing in a church choir in Quebec, and taking a multi-lingual approach has influenced his artistry.

— Produced by Jean Kim


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