As a part of a collaboration with Nordic Cultural Point, Transform has built up several different projects related to world/roots music in the Nordic countries.
In March -22, Nordic members of “Lions of Africa” with its director Laye “Ananas” Dieng collaborated with the Rajastani group “Dhoad” from India and its director Rahis Bharti. This video shows the first results and we are looking forward to seeing and hearing them at several locations during this year’s Transform festival.
Direction Artistic: Laye “Ananas” Dieng from Senegal/Norway and Rahis Bharti from Rajasthan, India.
Two cultures, two continents, where history and the consciousness of the people are handed down through families via music, song, storytelling, and dance and become an important part of their identity. For anyone outside it’s a party of colors and movements, joy of life and beauty, and when Dhoad from Rajasthan in India and Lions of Africa from Senegal come together there’s truly a firework of sparkling energy waiting to happen.
Separately they’ve toured all over the world and are both cultural ambassadors to their respective homelands. Now, for the first time, they have created a show that highlights the greatness of both cultures and the beauty they share.