Tunde Jegede, Sunara Begum & Yumino Seki present WHO AM I Friday 21 February 7pm
Tunde Jegede, Sunara Begum & Yumino Seki present WHO AM I
Friday 21 February 7pm
Bridport Arts Centre
Please note this event has moved venue from The Lyric to Bridport Arts Centre and the time has moved forward to 7pm
Ticket Price: Adult £12.00 / 12-18yrs £5.00
Tickets available from Bridport Tourist Information Centre, Bridport Town Hall. Tel: 01308 424901 or online here
Where do we come from? Where is our home? Where are we going?
Who Am I? is an interdisciplinary performance about identity, notions of home, migration and memory using movement, spoken word, film and music. Through a myriad of ways, the piece confronts the landscape of our physical and metaphysical reality as well as the mythical nuances of our past. Developed in collaboration with sound artist Tunde Jegede and performed by Sunara Begum.
Sunara Begum — spoken word / movement / film www.SunaraBegum.com
Tunde Jegede— kora / cello / voice www.TundeJegede.org
Yumino Seki — Butoh dance www.YuminoSeki.webs.com
Doors and bar open 6:30pm for a prompt 7pm start.
ABOUT THE ARTISTS:
Sunara Begum is a visual-anthro-mythologist and performance artist who uses movement and film to question how cultures inform identities and notions of self. Her layered art-forms are studies for exploring personal cultural histories that stitch together personally relevant imagery. Sunara Begum was born to Bangladeshi parents and was raised in London. Her journey as an artist has been unconventional, trained as a filmmaker her path meandered through disciplines before leading her to her current place of focus and purpose. Begum’s works are at once a personal journey through the discovery of identity, and a journey in redefining the politics of place. At the root of her works she also explores the emotional power of the unconscious and what it means to be a woman.
Tunde Jegede is an internationally renowned kora player, cellist and composer, whose soul-stirring music blends the ebb and flow of traditional kora-playing with his own dynamic contemporary compositions. His unique cultural inheritance has informed his work as a composer and multi-instrumentalist, creating links between European classical music and that of Africa. Tunde Jegede is the founder of several ensembles including the Art Ensemble of Lagos and the African Classical Music Ensemble. He is also the curator of Living Legacies, Gambia’s first traditional music archive, and the director of New Horizons Africa, an annual season of global concerts as well as an educational initiative to develop young musicians in Nigeria. Some of you may recall that Tunde came to us in the wonderful show Emidy a few years ago. He is a wonderful kora musician!
Yumino Seki is a Japanese dance artist and Butoh practitioner based in St Leonards-on-Sea. Collaborating with artists from diverse disciplines has given her a broad approach to her movement practice, Seki’s work crosses the boundaries of dance, performance art and installation. Her interest is in the authenticity of the temporal body and is often site responsive and improvised in nature. Her practice is informed by the cultural depth and diversity of both the UK and Japan. Seki’s development in her movement has been a gradual exploration of both her collective and self-identity.
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