ACMI & 13.12 Project present
Deup with Live Performance by Lamine Sonko
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.
Unclassified (All Ages)
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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