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Part of Despair Be Damned: New Music and Dance from the Congo

“To be positive is the most subversive. Celebrating is a way of resisting. We are still alive in all of this.” —Faustin Linyekula

Part galvanizing dance, part concert, this fierce celebration balances fury with hope, despair with joy. Congolese choreographer Linyekula (Festival of Lies, 2007) and his company of remarkable male dancers return in a collaboration with Kinshasa-based electric guitar star Flamme
Kapaya on his US debut tour. In this raucous, provocative performance, the dancers twist and rage to the seething poems of political prisoner Antoine Vumilia Muhindo—a childhood friend of Linyekula’s—and the infectious rhythms of ndombolo (the bastard daughter of the rumba) from the five-member onstage band.

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Support provided by the Institut Français/Programme Afrique et Caraibe en création, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and the National Dance Project of the New England Foundation for the Arts. The 2011 U.S. Tour of more more more… future is produced by MAPP International Productions in partnership with The Africa Contemporary Arts Consortium of which the Walker is a founding member.

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