Congo Dia Ntotila – Seben Steps to Heaven

Journal · 7th January 2012

Cover for the upcoming release from Congo Dia Ntotila called ‘Seben Steps to Heaven’, shot in an empty unit of Munro House, Leeds in December with photographer Jon Stanley Austin.

CDN is the result of a collaboration between London-based jazz guitarist John Kelly and Bass player Mulele Matondo Afrika and draws heavily on traditional Congolese dance music. Check out their Myspace to hear tracks from Seben Steps to Heaven.

And for your viewing pleasure: A (badly made) “making of” stop-motion video starring Jon and me running up and down the ladder (like muppets) to fix the (highly realistic) clouds to the ceiling.

Seben Steps to Heaven

(Thanks to All Brass & Woodwind for the loan of some of the props featured in the shoot.)

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