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17:00-18:00: SOUND AS DIVINITY with Luis Pérez Ixoneztli

Episode 3: REMNANTS WITH Luis Pérez Ixoneztli
Many musical instruments have been recovered from ancient burials, and are being used today in combination with contemporary music styles and technologies, which create new musical languages and renovate the use of such sacred instruments.

18:00-19:00:
THE GROUND IS NO LONGER FLAT IF IT IS FULL OF HOLES

With Beatrice Gakuba and Bouba Touré, from a conversation on 29.05.2020. Moderated by Arlette-Louise Ndakoze in the frame of SAVVY Contemporary’s project “Raupenimmersattism: The Affluent Society as Consumed Society or The Myth of Endless Production and Consumption”.
In our conversation, we will focus on one of the professions that have always been under great threat across times and geographies, a type of work and labour that is so fundamental it turns invisible – one that stays exploited, un-recognized, unprotected, uncelebrated, threatened and rendered more vulnerable than it is by society’s indifference: seasonal labour which migrants are forced to and put into, in the agro-business in particular, and within the entanglement of economies that make it possible. Bouba Touré and Beatrice Gakuba share their experience on the African continent, the consequence of colonial rule. Mostly, we talk about how Beatrice Gakuba’s and Bouba Touré’s initiatives have been contributing to an independency in agriculture by restructuring the sector according to the needs and traditions of African societies. A focus lays hierin on the importance of women - mothers, sisters, aunts - for the economy of a society, as they have been and will remain to be the caretakers of their communities.

Beatrice Gakuba is the executive director of the African Women Agribusiness Network Afrika (AWAN-AFRIKA), a non-profit focused on providing women-owned agribusinesses access to sustainable markets, trade information, innovative financing solutions and technologies. In the focus is as well the promotion of the African youth in Agribusiness.

Bouba Touré is a photographer and a filmmaker. He was an African worker when he arrived in France in 1965, working from 1969 as a projectionist, and finally as a photographer. Since the 1970s, he has been documenting the lives and struggles of migrant workers’ movements. He is the co-founder of the agricultural Cooperative Somankidi Coura in Mali, the first producer of the banana culture in the region.