La Société des Ambianceurs et des Personnes Élégantes
is a movement in the Democratic Republic of Congo,
that hasn't ever stopped, even during war time.
Andrè Grenard Matsoua,
was the first Congolese to come back from Paris in 1922,
well dressed like a true french monsieur
and greatly admired by all congo citizens.
Today's members of the SAPE consider themselves as artists,
expressing their talents and pride,
and are respected and admired by the congolese community.
Making up his own clothes,
the members take a creative touch to an often modest reality.
A member of the SAPE is not only a gentleman but also a pacifist.
This old passion is the expression of an urban culture
looking for new reference codes
such as no-violence, elegance and hope.
I want to dedicate this post to a good colleague and friend of mine
who just discovered my blog yesterday!
Hope he likes it or at least he doesn't tease me very much, hehe ;)
Have a nice sunday!