Burkina Faso Opera Project 

LÀ-BAS OU ICI...

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The interdisciplinary project opera "LÀ-BAS OU ICI ...", which is on-going, is an opera in French and several other local languages produced by composer Keiko Fujiie in Burkina Faso, West Africa.  Launched in 2019, the project seeks to combine diverse cultures, languages, and art forms to create a comprehensive and open work of art...

 

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Our opera performance in Bobo-Dioulasso

On 4th February, we premiered the second version of our opera in Bobo-Dioulasso, the second biggest city in Burkina Faso. It was such a beautiful and exciting evening after so many things...frequent terrorists' attacks, huge demonstrations against French convoy, coup, curfew etc. and etc. Please watch RTB (Burkina Faso National TV) news in which they show our performance reportage. 11'38-

Canal+ reportage of our project


Concert at P'tit Bazal

We had a concert at Ouagadougou's popular spot, P'tit Bazal on 6th November.

Appeared in the RTB radio program

On 2nd December, we appeared in RTB (Burkina Faso National Broadcasting Station) radio program and presented one of the new songs in live.

Our Motivation

New members join the project!! Burkina Faso diva Mai Lingani and great guitarist Yakuba Sanou.
Our work is our life purpose, our driving force. It's the reason we get up every day and do what we do. Most importantly, it keeps pushing us to achieve bigger and better things with each new challenge.

Our crowdfunding campaign finished successfully!!

The fundraising campaign started on 22nd August 2021 finished on 8th November successfully. Thank you very much for your support!!

皆様のおかげで、目標額を超えて115%に達しました。起こったことが信じられず、しばし呆然としてしまったほどです。アフリカの真っ青な空の色が目に沁み、皆様の深いなさけが身に沁みます。この大変な世の中で、しかもコロナ禍で、それぞれがそれぞれに大変な思いを抱えている中、遠い地の、このささやかなプロジェクトに関心を寄せていただけるだけでも有り難いのに、ご支援までしてくださった皆様の貴いお気持ちを決して裏切らないためにも、必ずチーム全員の力を合わせてよい作品にしたいと存じます。

ブルキナファソは、マラリアが猛威を振るっています。親しい人たちが次々に子供を亡くし、言いようのない悲しみに打ちひしがれているのを見るのは大変つらいですが、これがアフリカの現実で、オペラの台本にもそれが描かれています。

悲しみの上にも容赦なく照り付ける太陽。それでも、前を向いてシャンと背筋を伸ばして生きている彼らの打たれ強さが作り上げるオペラの完成を、どうぞ楽しみにお待ちください。

チーム一同より心から「ありがとうございます‼」。


BBC Photo story about us: 

 

A Japanese composer, a Burkina Faso story-teller and a Congolese rapper make an opera
 

To read all: BBC Photo Story Link


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PREMIERE of the 1st ACT at Institut français 

23th April 2021 in Ougadougou, Burkina Faso 

It’s easy to do great things when you believe in what you do. That’s why we are committed to collaborating with each other.

Premiere of the 1st Act 

Premiere of the 1st Act 

Premiere of the 1st Act 

Boureima Sanou

Keiko Fujiie

Ibrahim Baba Dembele

Maboudou Sanou

This is the first presentation at Goethe Institute. The stage was set over the swimming pool!

Rehearsals at our house salon.