Faustin Linyekula is Congolese artist, dancer, choreographer and founder of Studios Kabako in Kisangani.
Linyekula’s works are inspired by, among other forms, Ndombolo and examines his personal story within the context Congo’s rich yet tumultuous history. In Le Cargo (2011), exploring his own personal narrative, Linyekula investigates his relationship with dance, the physical language through which he has told his country’s stories, as he searches for traces of this cruel history on his body.
Faustin Linyekula will be on PASS in Amsterdam on Tuesday 13 December from 17:00 – 18:00.
Schengen Shegue is the collaborative project and album of choreographer, dancer, rapper and sculptor, Dinozord with music producer David Bovée. Dinozord lives between Brussels and Kinshasa and is a regular colloborator with Studios Kabako, having met Faustin Linyekula in 2003. He played the lead role in The Dialogue Series: iii Dinozord and featured in More more more… future, Studios Kabako’s rock/punk/Ndombolo opera performed across the globe (including at PASS in Cape Town in 2010). For our PASS pop-up in Paris, Dinozord and …
Forthcoming in Stories about Music in Africa, a look at Faustin Linyekula and Studios Kabako at work in Kisangani. Tune in at panafricanspacestation.org.za For more on Studios Kabako read here. Produced with kind support from Goethe-Institut and Pro Helvetia.