Felix Kops

Anne-Fay's Reaspora

DOX
Wed 15 Mar ’23 20:30
Intimate and powerful concert about colonialism
Wed 15 Mar ’23
20:30

How do you discover your family history when the history books only tell one side of the story? Stories of slavery run through your blood, but have never been told by your family. This performance is a world tour along the routes of slavery.

We follow a white woman in search of her family history through her parents, grandparents, great-grandparents and many generations before that. Blood ties that crossed continents in a quest for a better life. Singer Anne-Fay Kops and filmmaker Felix Kops traveled from the Netherlands via Aruba and Curaçao to Suriname and Ghana in search of stories about their origins. In all these countries, they made music with local producers and filmed images on the former plantations in Suriname, on the Atlantic Ocean and in a slave fort in Ghana. They incorporate the people, their stories and the music of this journey into songs full of hip-hop, soul, gospel, electronica and traditional styles from the countries of their ancestors.

In the run-up to this performance, Anne-Fay and Felix, in collaboration with Paradiso Melkweg Production House, made a music show with this material that premiered in the Melkweg. The show received critical acclaim. They conclude their journey full of personal stories, music, dance and XL visuals in the theater music show Anne-Fay's Reaspora.

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Credits

Directed by Timothy de Gilde Concept Anne-Fay Kops and Felix Kops Script Bodil de la Parra Acting and singing Anne-Fay Kops Design Felix Kops

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