Since she picked up her headphones again, Rokia Bamba's star is rising quickly in Brussels and Paris. She is not DJ-ing in just any circuit, but picks out the activist circles of Globalicious, Afropunk, La Colonie, Massimadi – where she curates the whole DJ-programming – and the New Afro Ke-Pon’ festival of which she will be curating the first Belgian edition in 2020.
She has a unique and daring style, mixing a-cappella with groove and punk and many more genres, a style she developed over the many years since she first co-founded Full Mix at Radio Campus, one of the first HipHop, R&B and Funk radio shows (1992). She has been a radio-maker since the age of 12, then a presenter for the African Diaspora Brussels' Radio Campus show Sous l'Arbre à Palabres (1989)
Rokia Bamba also works as a composer of artistic sound pieces like 21C/19C_Chpt3_Numbers and Comments (2017), designed for the performative projections of Antje Van Wichelen and My musical Kongo language exploration (2017), live performed at La Colonie, Paris. She participated in the Orchestre Populaire de Bruxelles concert at L’Ancienne Belgique with the singer Arno (2017), in the poetry piece Ceci n’est pas un poème II (Bozar 2016), in the conceptual collaborative work With unveiled face – what the portrait reveals of myself and of the others (Ethnoscripts 2015 Universität Hamburg Institut fur Ethnologie) and other artworks