Based on the eponymous book by Ebale Zam Martino, this performance is a vibrant plea for the respect of difference and the right to live in dignity. The famous Cameroonian choreographer, dancer and singer has drawn inspiration from the “Mengan”, a magnificent ritual of song and dance practiced by people affected by leprosy in southern Cameroon in order to transcend their pain, an aesthetic in the form of a therapeutic response to all the discrimination that runs through our societies.
Accompanied by images from video artist Federico Ariu of the Artfusion non-profit organisation, by music created by Bulgarian guitarist Vladimir Kostov, and by the Burkinabe percussionist Souleymane Dankambery, the performers from various countries (Cameroon, Japan, France, Belgium, Mozambique, Argentina, Togo) have all contributed to the depth and richness of the project. The result is a breathtaking performance, whose creative process, based on intercultural dialogue, amplifies the power of the humanist message. Don’t miss it!
Performance broadcast live on 26 May 2021 at 8pm on this page and on Facebook.
Duration: 1 hour
No registration required. The video will not be available after the livestream.
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Co-creation: Le Senghor- Centre Culturel d'Etterbeek, NyangaZam asbl
Collaboration: Artfusion, hybrid studio, Midnimo, Fridha
In the framework of: Afropolitan Forum
Institutional partner: AfricaMuseum
Support: Nationale Loterij/Loterie Nationale, Belgian Development Cooperation