This edition: August 2014 (in French)Tweet
Original tape date: August 20, 2014.
First aired: August 28, 2014.
Where does rap meet Congolese soukous? Where does French electro-pop mix with the Beirut underground? And where does reggae echo in the sounds of desert music from the Sahara? The answers can all be found at the annual Globalfest at Webster Hall in New York. It’s a place where musical frontiers require no visa. “Laissez-passer” is the motto. CANAPE catches three performers from the French speaking world: Baloji from the Congo, Yasmine Hamdan from Lebanon, and Noura Mint Seymali from Mauritania.
Monsieur le President by Victoria Campbell
In 2010 an earthquake devastated Haiti. Filmmaker Victoria Campbell arrived a few days later in what seemed a post-apocalyptic landscape. As she worked in the relief effort, she met a community leader and Voodoo priest named Gaston whose energy created order where there was none.
Dance and Art Solution
The promises for freedom and democracy of the 2011 Tunisian uprising remain unfulfilled. More than ever, Tunisian artists continue to play a major, highly active role in the process. For example, the collective “Danseurs Citoyens” takes dance out of the theater and brings it into the street. Under such circumstances, what can dance mean? What can it contribute?
Bahri Ben Yahmed Dancer
Victoria Campbell Filmmaker
Yasmine Hamdan Singer
Nouri Mint Seymali Singer