K-Mu

Africa, Congo, Kinshasa
Art discipline: Music, Theatre
Participated in ICAF in: 2014
http://www.rnw.nl/africa/article/k-mu-a-creative-collaboration-between-holland-and-drc

In 2010, K-Mu from Kinshasa was runner-up in the Freedom to Create Award with their music theatre production Basal’ya Bazoba about the violent persecution of child witches. They performed the show on the back of a truck in most of the neighborhoods of Kinshasa, attracting over 100,000 spectators. The performance particularly revealed the role of religion in maintaining prejudices that lead to unsavory practices like witch hunts. At ICAF-6, K-Mu founder Toto Kisaku will perform his autobiographical solo Rencontre au pluriel [‘meeting in the plural’] about his childhood, his training as an actor, and his complicated relation with Europe.

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