/ Kalakuta Republik | Serge Aimé Coulibaly
Festival TransAmériques

May 23rd to 25th
Kalakuta Republik | Serge Aimé Coulibaly
Dance

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Directed with brio by the Burkinabe choreographer Serge Aimé Coulibaly, seven astounding dancers confront the world. Their impassioned dancing recounts the history of the peoples of yesterday and today through the figure of the mythical musician Fela Kuti, the legendary Nigerian superstar incarnating the struggles against power and corruption. In a sweltering nightclub, they combine jazz, funk and Yoruba rhythms to a point of collapse and utter fusion – hip-shaking utopias, a bewitching urban trance. A hymn to resistance in the shamanic temple of Afrobeat.

Length: 1 h 15 including an intermission

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