ON THE CUTTING EDGE OF EXPLORING MUSICAL BOUNDARIES
YELEMANI TRIO & WASSA KOUYATE
Ashti Malki & Shalan Alhamwy, Belgium/Burkina Faso, 2022
Language: Dutch and French / Subtitles: Dutch
At the beginning of 2022, the Ghent BASED BAND Yelemani Trio (BF-B-I) invited Wassa Kouyaté from Mali for a collaboration. Intercultural Center De Centrale recorded the trajectory in a documentary. We follow the foursome during the first rehearsals and the first try-out. The makers are looking for what drives these musicians. We see and hear how they explore artistically, create new songs layer after layer, and how critical lyrics are given a place. They engage in a fascinating dialogue and surprise with an unlikely sound adventure. An infectious encounter full of enthusiasm and fun!
DUGA, LES CHAROGNARDS, Abdoulaye Dao & Hervé Eric Lengani, Burkina Faso, 2019
Cast: Charles Wattara, Adboulaye Komboudri, Orockya Alorabou, Serge Henry
Language: More, Bambara and French / Subtitles: English
When his friend Philip dies, Rasmané is left with the corpse. Because Philip did not adhere to certain traditions, the village chiefs do not want to bury him in the village. For Rasmané, this is the beginning of an odyssey through Burkina Faso. It turns out that it is not easy to bury the body of a person who is not baptized, does not have a Muslim first name, and is not a member of any of the country's religious communities.
LIVE . YELEMANI TRIO + WASSA KOUYATÉ
Yelemani Trio was born in March 2014 when Moussa Dembélé, Mathias Van de Wiele and Giovanni Barcella decided to form a group based on a common love for African and improvised music. Their music draws from various Burkinabé traditions, but also from jazz, improv, rock, psychedelia and electronic music. The result is an exotic sound adventure where dialogue, creation and positive energy are central. The trio invites the Malian singer Wassa Kouyaté for a first collaboration. Wassa Kouyaté Mousso Korafôlla is one of the few women who plays kora, a West African stringed instrument. This young musician is brimming with talent and has already made a big impression with her way of playing and her beautiful voice. She defends the emancipation struggle of women and considers herself an ambassador for women's rights.
thursday 27 october 2022
- documentary Muziekgrenzen verkennen op het scherp van de snee (20')
- main movie Duga, Les charognards (92')
- concert Yelemani Trio + Wassa Kouyaté (20')
presale: € 7
presale w/Uitpas, -18y. & groups +10: € 4
box office: € 10
opportunity rate: € 2
#AFF22 . ASTEL / JUWAA
#AFF22 . AFRIKA SWINGT
#AFF22 . SORRY BABA / CLOUD / THE GRAVEDIGGER'S WIFE