The world music production ‘Afrique mon désir’, performed by Laurinda Hofmeyr and the Afrique mon désir Ensemble and directed by David Kramer, will be staged at the Oude Libertas Amphitheatre on Friday, December 28.
In ‘Afrique mon desir’, Hofmeyr, well known for setting poetry to music, combines rhythms with Francophone poetry from as far as Madagascar to Mauritania and Cameroon to Cape Town, whilst exploring haunting themes of displacement and longing and a deep connection to the continent of Africa. Artist Diek Grobler’s animations bring the music to life and makes this an audio-visual feast.
Presented by the Cape Town Music Academy, this production debuted earlier in the year at the US Woordfees and Klein Karoo National Arts Festival (KKNK), where it received nominations for Best Music Group and Best Music Production.’Afrique mon désir’ has also recently been nominated for a kykNET Fiëstas Award 2019 in the category for Best Musical Theatre Production.
Tickets are R240 from Computicket. The show starts at 8.15pm and gates open at 6pm.
Visit www.ctma.co.za and www.laurindahofmeyr.co.za for more information.