Cover photo taken from FKJ’s Facebook
For those who logged into Facebook Monday evening, you may have been surprised to find a live stream of the melodic symphonies of French Kiwi Juice, or FKJ, on the gorgeous cinematic backdrop of Salar de Uyuni.
The stream was put on by Cercle, “a live streaming platform dedicated to promoting artists and venues.” And dedicated they are, for it was no easy feat to film and broadcast at Salar de Uyuni.
This destination is known to be the largest salt flat in the world, located in southwest Bolivia near the crest of the Andes mountains. It rises above sea level at 11,995 feet, making cellular connection next to impossible and weather conditions harsh. One can tell by the end of the video the strength of the winds as it blasts into the microphone during the final interview.
However, the natural beauty of Salar de Uyuni made it perfectly clear as to why this location was chosen for FKJ. A thin layer of water atop the salt flat creates a visual illusion of one large never-ending mirror. The hypnotic beats of this one man band create a reflection within themselves with the use of a loop pedal, allowing FKJ to layer in multiple instruments. The stream displayed a stunning sunset in tandem with the masterful musical skills of FKJ, creating a must-see performance.
If you’re interested in seeing this talent in action, you’re in luck! FKJ is currently on a world tour. He will reach North America in April and continue a lengthy run of shows through May. For more information, check out his official website here!