I was recently invited to a cultural week in Yaoundé, organized by the Goethe Institut Cameroun and curated by Princess Marylin Douala, Nontobeko Ntobela ans Rose Jepkorir to facilitate workshops with students from Lycée Bilingue de Mendong with students aged between 15 and 19 years old on the topic of colonization, especially German colonization. I chose to work from a futuristic angle to deal with The Burden Of Memory. All I did was listen to the youth, encourage them, share with them a few performance techniques and work a bit on their costumes. The poems they created in a space of three days is the result of their imagination. Kudos guys!! You’re amazing. Here’s a quick rough edit to give you an idea about the experience.
I’m very thankful to the people of Yaoundé, facilitators, technicians, organizers and participants.
I spent seventy days in Europe this summer as a tourist and performer. It was a beautiful and inspiring experience is so many ways. I visited Germany, France and Belgium as part of the Alkeymie: Europe Solo Tour in which I shared a few pieces of me through my art. I will share more details about this in a few weeks.
While I was there, I wanted to hear from my fellow Africans on the ground what it is to live in Europe and why it’s such a big deal. So with my phone, I made a philm. You’ll understand what it is when you watch. Turn on the captions for subtitles.
19th – 21st June 2019 is going to be a time to remember in the history of global conversations on culture. More than 70 nationalities gathered in a cultural symposium, organized by the Goethe Institut, to reflect, discuss, present and experiment on the future of us in terms of culture, politics, economy, and all other aspects of life that we can imagine. Continue reading “From Weimar with a bulb”
Twenty days have never been so short, so rich in experience! Berlin has unlocked so many new senses in my being like in a game, you know? Because I felt like I was in an adventure Gameboy play. Berlin is fascinating. The people are respectful and that is great! The bonus for me was meeting various artists from across the world, going to inspiring cultural events and enjoying the amazing taste of Düners yum yum yum!! Continue reading “From Berlin with a big win”