INVOCATIONS
4100 YEARS RE/VERBERATIONS WITH HALIM EL-DABH

23 Oct–24 Oct 2021
Performance

SAVVY

Berlin, DE

In this very special year, we continue to honour Halim El-Dabh by thinking, listening, playing, singing, dancing and summoning the voices of vitality as he has been doing for decades in his sonic endeavours. Halim El-Dabh would have turned 100 years old this month and would have continued to carry the 4000 years of pyramids, making him 4100 years old.

To celebrate the scope, diversity and depth of the work of musician, Pan-Africanist, creative musicologist, seminal composer, and philosopher Halim El-Dabh, and to open our research, exhibition and performance project HERE HISTORY BEGAN. TRACING THE RE/VERBERATIONS OF HALIM EL-DABH we invoke voices, homages, imaginations and musical visions into a day-long INVOCATIONS of musical performances.

Following the first iteration in this year’s spring, in these second INVOCATIONS we will continue to revive the multi-layered texture of his life and practice: his role in establishing Orchestra Ethiopia and collaborating with the musicians who took part in the legendary years of the ensemble; his long-term dialogue with Martha Graham and her company through his musical and sonic contribution for stage. Through all we give our senses to the music, sound, performances, conversations that are inspired by Halim El-Dabh.

ARTISTIC DIRECTOR Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung
INVOCATIONS CURATORIAL TEAM Kamila Metwaly, Lynhan Balatbat, Lili Somogyi
INVOCATIONS PRODUCTION TEAM Karen Heinze, Lia Milanesio
GENERAL MANAGEMENT Lema Sikod
MANAGEMENT Kamila Metwaly, Lynhan Balatbat, Lili Somogyi
COMMUNICATIONS Anna Jäger
GRAPHIC DESIGN Juan Pablo García Sossa
SOUND ENGINEER Olivia Oyama
LIGHT Sanja Gergoric
STREAMING Boiling Head Media