Qudus Onikeku

Re:incarnation (TOUT PUBLIC)

In the 1960s’ Fela Kuti, inspired by Black Power and Pan-Africanism, created Afrobeat, a unique blend of West African traditional music, jazz and soul-funk – both genres are also the modern incarnation of long forgotten musical style.

Today, a new generation of musicians and urban dancers bring Afrobeat back to life. Nine emerging hip hop, krump or dancehall artists take us on a journey to tell the many lives of Afrobeat, its fights, the culture that was destroyed by slavery and colonialism, but whose depth is about to come back to the surface, unchanged.


Open to every one.

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Conception et direction artistique : Qudus Onekiku // Danseurs et collaborateurs : Adila Omotosho, Ambrose Tjark, Angela Okolo, Bukunmi Olukitibi, Busayo Olowu, Faith Okoh, Joshua Gabriel, Kodak Ike, Yemi Osokoya, Obiajulu Sunday Ozegbe // Musique live : Olantunde Obajeun // Vidéo et scénographie : Fernando Velàzquez // Lumières : Mathew Yusuf // Costumes : Wack Ng

Production : The QDance Company – Lagos // Coproduction : Biennale de la danse – Lyon, les Halles de Schaerbeek – Bruxelles, Théâtre Paul Eluard – Bezons, Escales danse en Val d’Oise, Théâtre National de Bretagne // Production déléguée : France YK Projects // Diffusion : Anne-sophie Dupoux et Olivier Talpaert

Photo : Ayobami Ogungbe