Presented in conjunction with the Africa 2020 season, this concert series is a dialogue between Africa and the West: Afrofuturism intersects with tradition, Robyn Orlin meets Camille, the Kronos Quartet performs with griots, and Angélique Kidjo revisits the Talking Heads.
ROBYN ORLIN, CAMILLE & PHUPHUMA LOVE MINUS
Known for her extravagant and colourful shows, choreographer Robyn Orlin orchestrates an explosive concert and performance, bringing together maverick singer Camille and the South African choir Phuphuma Love Minus.
25 - 31 MAY 2020
Kronos Quartet & Trio Da Kali
In an intrepid musical adventure, the legendary string quartet Kronos joins forces with Trio Da Kali, a remarkable torchbearer in the griot tradition, creating a concert as vibrant and free as it is soulful.
The Talking Heads’ seminal Remain in Light—a milestone in American rock, released in 1980—makes a luminous resurgence in the hands of Angelique Kidjo, who brilliantly transports the entire album to Africa.
This colourful and multi-textured evening of sound invites us to discover three present-day musical forms of Afrofuturism, an artistic constellation that is not new, but has entered a thriving new era.
D’ouest en est
During this evening dedicated to ritual dances and music of Africa, we discover the Zaouli de Manfla mask dance of the Ivory Coast, and the Chopi dance Timbila xylophone music of Mozambique.
Combining discovery and spirituality, this concert explores the rich world of Ethiopian sacred music, from the devotional chanting of Sufism to the long tradition of orthodox liturgical music.
A concert-walk at the Music Museum, a family show, or even rendering of workshops in the form of an African ball or a Caribbean music orchestra.
Workshops of Dhembé and Dundun, of West African music, a master class with Angélique Kidjo, a Sunday in song, workshop visits at the Museum and musical recreation.
As part of the Africa 2020 Season, with the support of its Patrons Committee.
Great orchestras, international soloists, projects which shed new light on music, jazz music, pop music and world music as well as three temporary exhibitions. Catch up with 2019-20 Season’s highlights here.
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