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rongin shagor/রঙিন সাগর | concert reading | “The Whisper of Others”

November 12, 2022 19:00 AM

"The Whisper of Others" is a lyrical examination of hegemonic historiography and the injustices deeply rooted in it. The poems combine world events with individual stories of flight and exploitation and invite the reader to take on new perspectives. Her poems are longing, sad and uplifting at the same time. 

They are accompanied musically by Hakan Tugrul on the santur and Djelifly Sako on the kora.

Tickets: Admission free

About the artists: 

_Sara Ehsan

is an Iranian author and lives in Karlsruhe. Her focus is on poetry, short prose and plays. Her work has been published in four volumes of poetry and in numerous literary magazines and anthologies. It has been translated into English, Swedish and Serbian. Sara also works as an interpreter/translator and anti-discrimination consultant. She gives writing workshops for BIPoC women and students.

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_Alain Alfred Moutapam (Author) 

was born in Cameroon. Since the publication of his collection entitled: "Nouvelle poésie pour un monde meilleur (New Poetry for a Better World)", which was published by Tamtamarts in 2011, he has become an integral part of the Francophone poetry scene. Alain Alfred Moutapam is a teacher in Paris and researcher in the field of African cultural diplomacy.He speaks as an expert at several international colloquia to show how African cultural diplomacy must help to bring peace in the hearts and minds of the people, but above all to build bridges between all peoples of the to build earth for a new humanity. 

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_Djelifly Sako

comes from Mali, from a family of musicians and griots, in which the tradition of playing the kora (the 21-string bridge harp) is usually passed on from father to son. However, his father died very early, so Djelifly Sako became a student of the famous Sidiki Diabate (father of the internationally known kora player Toumani Diabate). He lived with his master until his death and then went to Bamako for further studies on Toumani Diabate. During the five years there, Djelifly Sako made numerous concert and television appearances.  

Djelifiy Sako has been living in Berlin for almost 20 years and there is hardly a place in the capital where he has not performed. He delighted his audience with numerous performances in Germany and many European countries.

Djelifly Sako explores new styles on the Kora by creating a connection between traditional African repertoire and Western jazz elements and African rhythms. This creates sounds that tell, among other things, about the heart and memory of Africa. He gives kora lessons and presents his kora and kora music in schools, kindergartens and workshops.

_Hakan Tugrul

is an Istanbul-born composer and santoor musician. He started his music career in 2009 and since then has been involved in Santur Solo and various transcultural music projects. In 2018 he moved to Berlin and continues his music career here.

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Pictures: Joanna Furgal



"The Whispers of Others" is part of rongin shagor/রঙিন সাগর, an artistic dialogue curated by Anja Saleh and Madhumita Nandi in which a number of multidisciplinary and multilingual artists respond to the poem "community" by May Ayim. The associated web platform will be 13. November published as part of an event at Oyoun, where, in addition to the artistic responses, other performances and a special edition of the "Poetry Meets Series" be hosted. Artistic responses come from Kondo Heller, Akinbode Akinbiyi, Amira Zarari, Ozan Zakariya Keskinkılıç, Arijit Bhattacharyya, Bruna Barros and Jess Oliveira, Alice Yuan Zhang, Sara Ehsan, Carla Abiles, Leman Sevda Darıcıoğlu, Jumoke Adeyanju and you...



Artistic direction, concept: Madhumita Nandi
Curation: Madhumita Nandi, Anja Saleh
Curatorial Assistance: Melisa Manrique
Communication: Tariq Bajwa
Design: Chhandak Pradhan
Funding/Admin: Sophia Schmidt, Paul Räther, Nina Martin



The rongin shagor project is being developed as part of the "dive in. program for digital interactions" of the Federal Cultural Foundation, funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and Media (BKM) in the NEUSTART KULTUR program and the Senate Department for Culture and Europe.

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