Melchisedek Chétima: On ne nait pas ethnique, on le devient!

Abstract. – This article is about identifying and interpreting forgotten pictures from days long gone by, refusing as far as possible to fall in the trap set by a narrow ethnicism. On the one hand, we aim to retrieve the time–space stage of events, while focusing on individual actors. On the other hand, we question the “mono- culturalism” so fashionable in the Kasayi province (and elsewhere) since the tribal strife of the nineteen-sixties emphasizing once again the relevancy of the hybrid. [Democratic Republic of the Congo, Luluwa, Luba-Lubilashi, Songye, Kanyok, ethnicism, musicology, rattle]