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June 2024
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instrument-building workshop


love lokombe, co-founder of the legendary kokoko, an experimental electronic music group from kinshasa, is in zurich for the free flow festival.

he is collaborating with trinity ‘mother dubber’ njume-ebong on an exciting project which aims to enter in resonance with the world in its physical whole. the idea came from the practice of love and his various collaborators in kinshasa, who explore their city in order to make original instruments from all kinds of found objects.

through this workshop, love will share his experience of creating original sounds and not being assigned, as a musician, to industrial instruments.


Workshop at 2pm, atelier herman-greulich -str. 70

love lokombe (musician/founder ngwaka son système)



address, direction, accessibility

Herman-Greulich-Strasse 70
8004 Zürich

- Nearest tram stops: Bäckeranlage (tram 8), 3 min walk; gueterbahnhof (tram 8), 3 min walk ; Kalkbreite/Bhf. Wiedikon (tram 3), 9 min walk
- Nearest bus stops: Bäckeranlage (bus 31), 3 min walk

the instrument-building workshop is an event in the basement of a building. There are stairs to overcome. There is no disabled toilet but a general small toilet in the basement. If you wish to visit the workshop and want support, please feel free to contact our team and we will arrange a support who accompany you throughout the event. Contact: / 079 398 51 31


Best known as a founding member of the band Kokoko! with whom he toured the world, Love Lokombe is a songwriter, singer and multi-instrumentalist based in Kinshasa. He is considered one of the fathers of the alternative musical genre Kizoba zoba. 


photo credit: Guy Kitoko