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An Opera of the World

by Manthia Diawara

Wednesday, 27 september - 8:30 PM

Théâtre Le 4ème Art

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An Opera of the World is based on Bintou Were, a Sahel Opera, which narrates an eternal immigration drama. The opera, filmed in Bamako, in 2007, serves a mirror for Diawara to build an aesthetic and reflexive story, through song and dance, about the current and yet timeless drama of emigration between North and South, and refugee crises.

 The film ponders about the realities of cultural encounters through the concepts of métissage and hybridity. The success and limits of fusing African and European perspectives are tested by interlacing performances from ‘Bintou Were, a Sahel Opera’, past and present archival footages of migrations, classic European arias and interviews with European and African intellectuals, artists and social activists.

▪  Talk with Manthia Diawara on the theme "On Blackness and Racism" 

28 September 2023 at 11am 

At the Caserne El Attarine

Free - in English, with French interpretation

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Théâtre Le 4ème Art (map)

27 September 2023 at 8:30pm

Languages: English with French subtitles


70 mins

Price information

Single price: 5 DT

Reduced rate: 3 DT for students & children < 12 years old

Free for residents of the medina upon presentation of an ID 


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