simple the life at 45 rpm
gentle the stylus on the record
round and round I go
as I groove through the world
as I groove through the earth, beautiful for the music that dances
Nobody has really understood who is Lola Kola and what she does.
She is a woman, a man, a transgender person, a child, a toy and a rocking horse to be mounted.
She was a fashion designer, model, actress, prostitute, drug dealer, junkie, singer, pop icon, diva and crazy trailblazer, never really wanting to be anything.
They bestowed on her a coronet, without ever wasting a single tear of happiness, and she will return it, without wasting a tear of sadness.
Over years of hard work in fashion companies as a designer she went to all the parties and after parties possible, listening to all the music blasting from the speakers, taking and drinking in everything she could, she was always there.
At that point photographers, directors and stylists all began to want Lola for photos, for acting and appearances in videos.
Despite having done little TV work and even less cinema, all of these things that she hardly remember the titles and never rewatch, Kola’s jewel in the crown remains ‘Sambaca’, a music video by Alien Alien.
She began her musical adventure with impy a u-kabarett, an unusual mash up of live performances, mixing sounds from bands to circus sounds, through cabaret music and techno.
But being uncompromising, intractable and hopelessly direct, at the first disagreement she quit.
Now she is back and involved in Tropicantesimo the capital’s most beautiful party event, created by the best DJ ever, Hugo Sanchez.
During the evening she sings, the only activity now able to excite her and make her shed a tear.
Defining herself as a vocal artist she interprets songs ranging from bossa nova to punk, from reggae to cumbia.
Lola Kola is now this, a new genderless sound clad in the glamorous dresses she creates for herself. Perhaps it is a broken promise once more, or perhaps it truly is a revolution.