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The Austin 100: Pierre Kwenders

Pierre Kwenders

Hometown:Montreal, Canada (born/raised in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo)

Genre:Funk / Pop

Why We're Excited:Congolese Canadian Pierre Kwenders sings in five languages — and incorporates at least that many genres into his sultry, swaying, busy, funky pop music. Named for a Henry Miller trilogy, "Sexus Plexus Nexus" brings sex talk and saxophones together, where they've always belonged.

SXSW Schedule:

  • March 12: Bungalow (92 Rainey St.)
  • March 15: Flamingo Cantina (515 E. 6th St.)
  • March 16: Swan Dive (615 Red River St.)
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