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SAVVY Contemporary x Jazzfest
ONLINE INVOCATIONS 08.11.2020 13:30–23:00

WITH Jumoke Adeyanju, Christian Bakotessa and band, Audrey Chen and Hugo Esquinca, Dumama and Kechou feat. Nane Kahle Sound, Drummers of Joy (Ekow Alabi, Kofi Asamoah, Akinola Famson, Ayo Nelson), Eiliyas, Jessica Ekomanee, Kalaf Epalanga, Lamin Fofana, Mazen Kerbaj, Miya Masaoka, Charles Sammons’ Way Back Home (Eric Vaughn, Natalie Greffel, Johan Leijonhufvud Mighty Mezz, Charles Sammons)

Check the detailed schedule here:
 savvy-contemporary.com/en/events/2020/rest-assured

BREATHE. REST. REFUEL.
The last weeks, the last months, the last years have been exhausting. Indeed some existences — especially for Black and Brown people in certain societies — are exacting and debilitating. The struggles seem to be endless. Continuously, we are reminded of the fact that our breaths or the mere act of breathing, for some, is in a permanent state of precarity.

BREATHE. REST. REFUEL.
With all the pressures, and the wish to stand our grounds in the face of adversities, we forget to retreat, to find ways of rejuvenation, to rehabilitate, to recoil. How do we stand our grounds, how do we fight back in the contexts of prolonged adversities?

BREATHE. REST. REFUEL.
REST ASSURED. BODI NO BE FAYAWOOD is an effort to take a break. To rest. It is a possibility of claiming the right to retreat as a possibility of invigoration. To breathe. In times when being and breathing, when walking, working, playing while Black has become most perilous, we need to create spaces in which we can find solace, we need to create sanctuaries of and for resuscitation. In an unprecedented collaboration with Jazzfest Berlin, the independent art space SAVVY Contemporary seeked to create an island of radical care, of being and breathing for and with black and brown musicians, artists and theorists. It was planned that after two days of encounters and regeneration, the artists will open up their exchange to the public in an INVOCATION of and on the poetics and precarity of breath with music, performances, lectures, and storytelling.
The current Covid-19 pandemic caused by a severe acute respiratory syndrome makes breathing and gathering together impossible. The INVOCATION will be streamed online, and we will hold each other until we can come together in care and breath.

BREATHE. RESTREFUEL.

TEAM
CONCEPT & ARTISTIC DIRECTION Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung
CURATION Lynhan Balatbat-Helbock, Sagal Farah, Kamila Metwaly
MANAGEMENT Lema Sikod
COMMUNICATION Anna Jäger
GRAPHIC DESIGN Juan Pablo García Sossa
HANDOUT Melina Sofia Tsiledaki
SOUND ENGINEER Olivia Oyama
STREAMING Boiling Head Media

REST ASSURED. BODI NO BE FAYAWOOD is a project by SAVVY Contemporary in cooperation with Jazzfest Berlin, Berliner Festspiele.

VISUAL Performance by Dorothée Munyaneza during the INVOCATIONS programme of the SAVVY Contemporary project on Rhythmanalysis in 2017 // Photo by Raisa Galofre // Design by Juan Pablo García Sossa