Apinti & Sambura
Powerful and hypnotic spectacle tells forgotten resistance story
Kula Skoro i.s.m. Asopropo Rutu & Wayamu Woreyan (NL)
Mighty drums, athletic dancers, antiphony, and an avalanche of sounds, colours, and movements. Apinti & Sambura is a powerful, spellbinding spectacle. Extraordinary oral legends are delivered at high speed in a manner that is reminiscent of Mato Neti and the Pow Wows. The music theatre performance tells the forgotten story of how the indigenous people resisted Red Slavery and of the covenant with the Maroons, which was violated through guile and deception in the 1980s during the domestic war. It will need to be reinstated so that collective action can be taken to counter the destruction of the physical environment of the Maroons and the indigenous people.
The ancient drum code language Apintie (by Kula Skoro) and the traditional Sambura songs (by Wayamu Woreyan) alternate with the beats from Fredje Studio as the Sopropo band catapults them into the present, together with star singers Norma Santé, Scrappy and Kenzo.
Side program: expo, market and after show
Expositie Verborgen koloniaal erfgoed, terug naar het Volk (Hidden colonial heritage, back to the People) (Wooko Makandi Foundation). Travel back in time to the 20th century and discover how the colonial influences of scientists and missionaries influenced the lives of the Maroons.
Lifestyle and food market (The Natural Hair Club)
Taste the most flavorful dishes that are prepared and discover a world of flavors. The Natural Hair Club brings together different entrepreneurs.
Free concert by Sopropo Band in the hall after the performance!
Café-restaurant Zed is open until 5 pm, the bar is open all evening.