January 1

Les Francophonies – Des écritures à la scène


Congo Jazz Band

From Leopold II, the Belgian king obsessed with possessing a colony, to the assassination of Patrice Lumumba by Belgian police officers after the country’s long-awaited independence, Congo has been caught up in a maelstrom of violence and conflict that continues to this day. The Congo Jazz Band will journey through almost a century of tragic history via the medium of Congolese music, which has been monopolised by nationalist dictators but also serves as a space for expression and rebellion, as well as a force for change.

Overtitled. Appropriate for 12-year-olds and upwords.