Kalkuta Republic, Edinburgh, 8 August 2019Add to Lightbox Download
A dizzying fusion of dance, music and revolution, inspired by the supercharged music and scandalous life of Fela Kuti. Kalakuta Republic was the name that legendary Afrobeat pioneer and radical political activist Fela Kuti gave to his communal compound in the suburbs of Lagos.
Pioneering dancer and choreographer Serge Aimé Coulibaly takes Kuti’s life and beliefs as inspiration for this visually stunning, hypnotic dance work for the seven performers of Faso Dans Theatre that draws lines from African revolution in the 1970s to today’s political resistance.
Kalkuta Republic is part of the Edinburgh International Festival and runs from 8-11 August at The Lyceum Theatre
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