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Congo Welcomes 'In the Paint'

Hennessy's latest community initiative showcases the work of multi-disciplinary artist Eliam Mupipi, who transformed Lemba's Cultural Center into a basketball hub complete with a regal leopard.

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Transforming Kinshasa

Located in the eastern part of the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Kinshasa has reclaimed its status as a vibrant center for urban culture, sport and socializing thanks to a revitalized court painted by the artist Eliam Mupipi as a tribute to African colors, shapes and energy — and a love of the game.

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Urban Culture Meets Cognac

On October 4th, the renovated 2,000-seat center opened in the presence of basketball legend Joakim Noah, with a slam-dunk competition organized by the NBA, and performances by DJ Sizhols and DJ Kev to celebrate sports, movement, music, and the unique cultural heritage of the DRC.

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In The Paint Congo

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In The Paint Congo

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