Kuzikiliza brings three very different men to the stage who together wish to make a speech. For them, ideal communication, which is their natural goal, is based on three elements: text, sound and movement. The men complement one another: each has a talent for a single element, but these different talents also represent their dark side.
Kuzikiliza – “making yourself heard” in Swahili – is a multilingual, interdisciplinary performance that causes communication and its mechanisms to wobble. Pitcho Womba Konga’s starting point was Patrice Lumumba’s speech to mark Congo’s independence on 30 June 1960 – a speech that is still topical today. For surely behind the independence of a country lies the emancipation of an entire people; and surely, behind the emancipation of a people, lies the independence of every human being? How do we reconcile the present and the past while the process of decolonisation is still ongoing?
Pitcho Womba Komba is a rapper, producer and actor. He has made three solo albums since 2003: Regarde comment, Crise de Nègre and #RDVAF (Rendez-vous avec le future). He has appeared onstage all over the world in productions by Peter Brook, Amadou Hampâté Bâ, Ruud Gielens and Joel Pommerat. On the silver screen, he has acted in the thriller Wasteland (2014) and the short film De Overkant (2015).
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