article by Erwin Jans (in Dutch)
Music softens morals, as the saying goes. But what can music do for street children or former members of violent gangs in Kinshasa? Researcher Lukas Pairon asked himself this question a few years ago. For four years (2012-2016) he travelled back and forth between the Congolese capital and Belgium and wrote down his findings in his doctoral thesis ‘Music Saved Them. They say’. An interview with the author and with Congo specialist Bambi Ceuppens (Africa Museum Brussels).