Magic Malik - Banlieues Bleues

Magic Malik; Rythms and dancses from Cameroon; Magic Malik, flute, voice, co-composer, co-artistic direction, Hilaire Penda co-composer, co-artistic direction, Zaf Zapha, bass, Maciek Lassere, saxophone, William Ombe, percussions, voice, Merclin Nyakam, choreography, dance, voice; Created in 2017 on the occasion of the residence of Magic Malik in Royaumont, this programme focusing on Cameroon was an invitation to see much further by looking much closer. To start with, it was a question of an encounter between the flautist with large antennas and a Fulani flute played by the Burkino Faso citizen Dramane Dembelé. However, along the way, the imagined project with the late Hilaire Penda and of which the Cameroonian dancer Merlin Nyakam has become the principle mediator, feeds off traces from the past in order to question the very nature of what we call jazz and to fertilise it by projecting it into the contemporary field of a 'creolised' world'. Recorded on March 28, 2019 at the Banlieues Bleues festival; TV Director, Guillaume Dero (60 min)