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THE HERO
Papa Kourand is a 75 year old artist living in the Brazzaville countryside of Congo. He plays music with an instrument called the 'Sanza' that he makes with wood from the forest and small metal strips from aluminum cans. He works in his fields to provide for his family and to send his children to school. He believes in God and celebrates the beauty of the world through his music. Papa Kourand is old, poor and unknown. Yet his music and his voice remains eternally youthful, bursting with vitality, joy and simplicity. This is the sound of Africa rearing up, splendid and captivating.
Today, Le Comptoir Général proudly presents the album Tout Restera Ici Bas, a collection of all the french songs written by Papa Kourand.
THE CAUSE
From 1885 to 1960, Papa Kourand's beautiful country, the Congo, was a french colony. It has been ruled ever since by bloodthirsty dictators, encouraged and personaly enriched by the French State in exchange of a stranglehold on economic ressources. This blurry neocolonalist system is known as 'la Françafrique'.

In 2012, a parisian venue called le Comptoir Général has chosen Papa Kourand as a muse to denounce la Françafrique. His song Tout Restera Ici Bas has become an hymn to their campaign.
THE CAMPAIGN OFFICE
Le Comptoir Général : 80, quai de Jemmapes 75010 Paris
www.lecomptoirgeneral.com
A new attraction has seen the light of day: The Little Museum of Françafrique. A shrine, a mausoleum, a memorial to freeze once and for all the sordid reputation of Africa and its hideous political past relationship with France.

Join us at le Comptoir Général from now on to visit the Little Museum of Françafrique and discover the Papa Kourand 2012 campaign office.

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THE ALBUM
Double CD Album + 40 pages booklet. Shipping cost included.
THE SINGLE
Vinyl 33 round. Shipping costs included, 15 Euros
LA SANZA
Handmade model made in Brazzaville
by Papa Kourand and his sons. Shipping costs included.
TEE-SHIRT 3
OUT OF STOCK
TEE-SHIRT 2
OUT OF STOCK
TEE-SHIRT 1
OUT OF STOCK
POSTER
Hand painted poster
on rice bag canvas. 100x150 cm. Shipping post included.
Our t-shirts are 100% cotton, of superior quality (200g) and screen-printed. Shipping costs included.