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Kareyce Fotso (Cameroon), Kaito Winse (Burkina Faso)

Saturday 9 March 2019 - 20h00
Molière Theatre - Galerie de la Porte de Namur, 3 Square du Bastion, 1050 Bruxelles
SAT 09/03

Contrary to what is announced in the brochure, this concert takes place on Saturday, March 9, 2019.

With Kareyce Fotso and Kaito Winse, we welcome two African artists who seem to have been born for the stage.

The youngest member of a Burkina Faso griot family, Kaito Winse knows the art of the Guinean flute, of the moungongo, of singing and of the tama drum (talking drum, membranophone) better than anyone. He creates a natural link with his public, whom he carries away on a roller coaster of emotions, from despair to ecstasy, ending up in a healing trance. In his ancestors’ tradition, the flute is the quintessential medium to connect with the spirits, and new-born children are welcomed to the sound of the tama. Kaito Winse enables us to discover a bit of the traditions of which he is the bearer.

Kareyce Fotso is an incredibly strong individual. She dances diligently, sings with passion, plays the guitar and various traditional African musical instruments. Fotso was born is the multicultural capital of Cameroon, Yaoundé. While studying biochemistry, she sang for years with a cabaret company, and accompanied big stars as a backup singer. However, her voice and her expressiveness quickly showed that she was too powerful to play a secondary role. She therefore developed a repertoire of warm, discrete modern African songs, filled with remembrances of the ancient Beti culture from the region of her birth. Kareyce has an unconventional, slightly hoarse but terribly enticing voice. Her texts speak about polygamy, forced marriages, poverty, violence, but also about love and beautiful relationships. The necessary dose of humor is never far away. After several international tours, notably with Dobet Gnahore and Habib Koite, the diva now appears with the Belgian guitarist Fabien Degryse.

In collaboration with NGE and Les Passeurs de Livres.

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