CHANG, THE ELEPHANT [Cancelled] (20/11/2016) 17:00

Live solo performance as part of the 12th edition of the FiMé festival.

Silent movie by Merian C. Cooper and Ernest B. Schoedsack - USA (1927).

*** Following health problems, Ahmad Compaoré will not be able to carry out the performance scheduled this day as a closing of the festival. We are sorry to cancel the event and we wish Ahmad a speedy recovery. ***

A clearing in North-East Siam, where Kru and his family live. Waking up one morning, he finds his rice field stamped. The guilty party is captured: it is a baby elephant, Chang. His furious mother comes to retreive him and destroys Kru's hut. Taking refuge in the village, Kru and his family glimpse through the mist of the jungle, not one, but hundreds of Chang. Too late, the herd is already on its way to the village...

Drummer, composer and rare improviser, Ahmad Compaoré is a musician of freedom. Of Egyptian and Burkinabé origins, he confirms his singular talent alongside Fred Frith, Marc Ribot, Jamaaladeen Tacuma, Camel Zekri or Egyptian choreographer Karima Mansour. Free from boundaries, his musical world is a subtle mix of jazz, fusion and world music, sustained by Oriental and African influences, with great detours in improvisation. Ahmad Compaoré also teaches drums and contemporary percussion through his association La Boîte à Musique in Marseilles. Skilfully exploring various genres, he continues his journey on the road of rhythms, those of a musician without borders...

Ahmad Compaoré: drums, percussion, sampler

FEE: 12€ / 8€

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