Two men in Senagalese tribal outfits playing music in a savannah - still from 'Deup' (2021) by Lamine Sonko
Two men in Senagalese tribal outfits playing music in a savannah - still from 'Deup' (2021) by Lamine Sonko
Deup (2021)

ACMI & 13.12 Project present

Deup with Live Performance by Lamine Sonko

World premiere

Lamine Sonko | Senegal, Australia | 2021 | Unclassified (All Ages)

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Fri 1 Jul 2022

Join us for the world premiere of Lamine Sonko's short film followed by a live musical performance.

Guided by composer Lamine Sonko and the cultural elders of his community, Deup offers a non-linear mosaic of moments, illuminating the metaphysical nature of ancient musical spheres in a remote area of Senegal. There, people live within an ancient soundworld where music, rhythm and ritual are the fabric of collective experience.

Format: DCP
Language: English and Wolof with English subtitles
Source: Lamine Sonko
Courtesy: Lamine Sonko
Runtime: 30 mins

Event duration

60 mins


Unclassified (All Ages)


Cinema 1, Level 2
ACMI, Fed Square

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About Lamine Sonko

Lamine Sonko is a Senegalese composer, director and multi-instrumentalist based in Melbourne, Australia. In his artistic practice he draws on traditional wisdom to create inter-disciplinary and multi-sensory arts experiences inspired by his cultural background as a Guewel (hereditary cultural role). His role as a Guewel is to be a guardian and communicator of history, customs and sacred knowledge through music, dance and storytelling and through his work he has defined new ways to present a traditional African and contemporary synthesis of music, theatre and film. He has composed and arranged award-winning music including for Grammy Award-winning album Winds of Samsara (2015) and has presented and performed throughout Australia and internationally.

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