In his country of birth D.R. Congo, at a young age, Lwela Kasulwe heard music on each corner of the street. Almost by default he sang along to every note. When he started participating in the church choir, Kasulwe discovered his true passion for music. He picked up guitar and bass and began performing with different bands in Congo’s capital Kinshasa.
After moving to The Netherlands in 1998 Lwela developed himself as a singer-songwriter with an incredible vocal style that can be magically whispering as well as fierce and spicy. On top Kasulwe impresses with an unusual way of guitar playing inspired by string pioneer Jean Bosco Mwenda. 
He is influenced by Congolese traditional music and by tradi-modern Congolese musicians such as Wendo Kolosoy, Franco Luambo Makiadi and Zaiko Langa-Langa. But also contemporary artists like Tracy Chapman and Richard Bona are part of Kasulwe’s musical luggage. Interestingly, despite his tremendous musical talent, Kasulwe never had the ambition to become a professional musician.
Until he realized so many people were in awe of his outstanding vocals and striking guitar skills. He reached the finals of the prestigious Grote Prijs van Nederland and managed to do the same at de SENA Grote Prijs van Rotterdam. After many years of playing for select groups of music lovers it’s time to reach out to a bigger audience after the June 2016 release of his debut album
Nipe Suluhisho


Lwela Kasulwe (DRC/NL) - Lead vocals, bass guitar, compositions/arr.

Erik Ritfeld (SR/NL) - Piano & keyboards

Lauriane Ghils (MX/BE) - Percussion

Lwela Kasulwe is also performing
solo, as duo, trio or with a full band.

Booking: NL/EU

For information and booking see
contact page.

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