Concert: ‘Let Go of the Man,’ an Invocation of Frantz Fanon
The French Institute of Casablanca will host a concert and visual arts event, “Let go of the man,” an invocation of Frantz Fanon by Tie and The Love Process, on February 29 from 6:30 to 8 pm, at 121 Boulevard Mohamed Zerktouni, Casablanca 20340, Morocco.
Voice (reading and singing) and musical production: Ngnima Sarr, contemporary poet, creator of “Afro-Space Poetry,” lead and singer of the group
Guitar and musical production: Stéphane Berti, self-taught guitarist, arranger, specialist in improvised music
Singing, flute and percussion: Maddly Mendy-Sylva, lyric singer, jazz and pop, body percussionist, flautist by training
Video creation: Allie Rozetta, visual artist, performer and director based in Paris
Price: Reduced price 60 dhs / Full price 80 dhs
“Lâcher l’homme” (“Let Go of the Man”) is an original creation that mixes literature, music and visual arts. A sound and visual immersion to meet Frantz Fanon and Aimé Césaire, an unprecedented dialogue between two men of letters who chose writing as an act of assertion and rebellion. Through their flagship texts: Black Skin, White Masks for the first, Notebook of a Return to the Native Land for the second, will be discussed, as will the condition of being black in a “racialized” world.
Around the sensitive reading of these texts: an original musical setting, drawing from Jazz, Afro rhythms, blues, electronic atmospheres. … This sound accompaniment gives pride of place to improvisation, instantaneous and resonance between texts and music. The whole is sublimated by a dreamlike video creation questioning the historical, social and cosmogonic links of black culture and its representation in anthropological, political and popular imagery.
“Let Go of the Man” is an exploration of a humanity constantly pushed to collide with the other.