prog: 1810

I’m Afro

In 2010-2011 Nova hosted an Astro Black Mythology series. Refining these shape of the presentations / listening sessions, bringing them into schools, cinemas or apartments, Pierre Deruisseau continues his transmission of mythology within African-American music. Along the way, a new episode is born!

3,5€ / 2,5€ (soirée / avond)

Albert Ayler, John and Alice Coltrane, Pharoah Sanders, Don Cherry, Sun Ra, the Art Ensemble of Chicago ... Through a 1960s spiritual jazz sound path an intimate musical experience unfolds: "to play in the spirit." But what is this notion? What links spirit (s) and music?
Addressing many myths and beliefs about the relationship between music, stars and spirit (s) (be they African, Greek, Sumerian or biblical), drawing parallels between the sound practices that were born with the spiritual jazz of the Americas; this episode explores our connection to the universe, and questions our "inspiration".
A poetic listening session, steeped in a dialogue with musical astronomy - we focus here on this simple and profound dimension: how, for a whole range of African-American musicians, can playing such music become a real spiritual practice, and a source of "empowerment".

"We must stop confusing religion and spirituality. Religion is a set of rules, regulations and rituals created by humans, which was suppose to help people grow spiritually. Due to human imperfection religion has become corrupt, political, divisive, and a tool for power struggle. Spirituality is not theology or ideology. It is simply a way of life, pure and original as was given by the Most High of Creation. Spirituality is a network linking us to the Most High, the universe, and each other…"

· Haile Selassie I

25.07 > 20:00

Marcel Camus, 1958-1959, BR-IT-FR, 35mm, ov st fr & nl, 107'

Brazilian favela adaptation of the legend of Orpheus - one of the most unique in Greek mythology - from the work of the poet Vinicius de Moraes. A musical with songs by Antonio Carlos Jobim and Luiz Bonfá, bossa nova and samba open up to European ears.

"I (Vinicius) then found myself in Niteroi, in the house of my cousin, the architect Carlos Leão. And one day at dawn, while I was trying to think of a story from Greek mythology the myth of Orpheus, (...) I started to hear from a nearby hill o morro do Galvao, a batucada."

At its presentation at the Cannes festival in 1959, the film was shown in Portuguese without subtitles. It received the Palme d’Or nonetheless! As Orpheus, Camus manages to seduce and captivate the minds of the public, using images, music and the vitality of his interpretation of the myth.

"Gifted with Apollo’s attributes, Orpheus knew how to charm wild animals and inanimate beings moved by the sounds of the lyre that God had given him. Traveller hero, his song enables the Argonauts to resist the danger of the sirens.
He married Eurydice, but on their wedding day she is bitten by a viper, dies and goes to the realm of Hades. After putting Cerberus, the monstrous three-headed dog that guards the entrance, to sleep, Orpheus confronts Hades. He plays his music and is let away with his beloved; on condition that she follows him and he not turn around or speak as they return to the living world. As Orpheus is leaving Hell, he cannot resist the temptation to look at his beloved Eurydice and she disappears permanently."

25.07 > 22:00

DJ set


Fever Spirits breathe FIRE Rainbow Colours, HYPNOSIS
DRUMS D R U M M U S D R S Talk! Luister, arise in Wandel
ManA, Mojo, LET’S gEt Reborn!

After the film, on the decks: Greg Erwin / Pierre Deruisseau.

25.07 > 24:00

25.07 > 19:30

lang: en
id_rubrique: 1811
prog: 1810
pos: aval