La Paillote Takpekpe – The Write Experience II

Last year, The Write Experience had a strong message about the essence of appreciating our environment through a fusion of poetry, live jazz music, graffiti and contemporary dance. By popular demand, Inkfluent brings you the second edition, dubbed: “Healing Handicapped Homes”.

The event explores how art can be used as a tool to heal and keep us aware in the midst of society’s drag. This is another Kwame Write concept composed of an animated collage of film, poetry, live music and contemporary dance featuring a collaboration with artist Serge Attukwei and performances by Rewrite Crew, Jude Kurankyi, poets from Burkina Faso, Togo and Benin, as well as a live music session by Humble International Band (an extraordinarily talented team of persons with blindness) aside a few surprises.

The fusion is based on Africa’s intrinsic visual and oral context and the dynamism of body, action, space, time and energy, also using technology as an innovative means to explore the realities of displacement due to natural or artificial effects. The result subtly creates the awareness of fragility of existence and the concrete belief in transformation when a collective of broken societies merge.

The Write Experience is a long-term project aimed at bringing together artists from different parts of Africa for cultural exchange and social activism; reflecting on the Scramble for Africa (the artificial drawing made among European powers which started with the Berlin Conference of 1884–85) and its after-effects due to the creation of African political boundaries. We combine history and trajectory of contemporary experimental forms mixing local, Anglophone and francophone dialects.

This particular edition remarkably involves persons with disabilities in performances to express individuality and the limitless healing abilities of the human touch. Even as a continent made up of independent but handicapped bits, how does our connectedness aid our growth?

The event will take place on Wednesday 27th January, 2016 at Alliance Française Accra at 7:30pm

Don’t miss out on The Write Experience II

La Paillote Takpekpe is a platform for emerging artists funded by Alliance Francaise Accra – If you have an idea for an event, contact us: [email protected] / 0501287811

RATE: GHC 5 / GHC 3 FOR STUDENTS & AF MEMBERS / FREE UNDER 16


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