This African inspired music production is touring France and it was directed by David Kramer

2018-06-08 14:45
 
David Kramer

Cape Town - Afrique mon désir is a 75 minute multi-media world music production, directed by David Kramer, featuring the multi-award winning South African singer Laurinda Hofmeyr.

It also features Schalk Joubert, Dylan Romano and guest artists in France: accordion player Daniel Mille and Jaja Junior, Nzelo Ladau Paulin, Nicole Adjabe Barbare and Chris Bakalanga.

MORE ABOUT THE PRODUCTION:

Afrique mon désir explores a wealth of African poetry from francophone countries Madagascar, Mauritania, Ivory Coast, Tshad, Cameroon and all the way back to South African shores with the Afrikaans poetry of Breyten Breytenbach, Antjie Krog en Eugène Marais. This literary feast is combined with African inspired music, to produce an energetic multi-media production titled, Afrique mon désir.


The French tour opens in Paris at the New Morning Theatre on 15 June. This popular concert venue is known for its warm and jazzy atmosphere. Rhythms of jazz, folk and blues music resonate within the walls of the establishment and make the audience vibrate. Big names such as Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie or Prince have performed in this room. Afrique mon désir will also be staged in Poitiers, Cenon (Bordeaux) and Ruelle sur Touvre. 

ANIMATION:

Mesmerising animation films, created by award winning South African artist, Diek Grobler, accompany the music, making this production a unique experience where languages like French, Afrikaans, Lingala and even some Swahili, Tshiluba and Kikongo) flow seamlessly into the universal language of music.

INTERNATIONAL DISTRIBUTION DEAL FOR AFRIQUE MON DÉSIR ALBUM:

The Afrique mon désir landed an international distribution deal with the French Company InOuïe Distribution. It is available worldwide.

Click here to order locally and click here if you live elsewhere and would like to get a copy of the album.

ALL OF THE PRODUCTION’S TOUR DATES IN FRANCE:

Venue: Paris – New Morning 
Date: Friday, 15 June 2018 – 20:30

Venue: Chasseneuil  – La Quintaine
Date: Wednesday, 20 June 2018 – 20:30

Venue: Poitiers – Le Carre´ Bleu
Date: Wednesday, 27 June 2018 – 20:30

Venue: Cenon – Espace Simone Signoret 
Date: Thursday, 28 June – 20:30

Venue: Ruelle sur Touvre – Laurette Théâtre
Date: Friday, 29 June – 20:30

For all touring information click here. 


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