Film-Preview: “Creating Comoria” in Bayreuth


Pre-view of the Documentary

“CREATING COMORIA. Popular Culture and the Comorian Diaspora in Marseilles”

by Birgit Englert and Andres Carvajal

95 Minuten, HD, French with English subtitles

Featuring the group AFROPA

9. Juni 2014, 7 pm,

Bayreuth University, Venue: AI, H33

Popular culture among Franco-Comorians in Marseilles is viewed through the lense of artists who are on the one hand outsiders with regard to the “Comorian community”, but on the other hand contributing to the creation of “Comoria” in the sense of a translocal and transcultural space.

Two musicians Cheikh and Chaharani, who form the group „Afropa“ and their Afro-folk in Shingazidja and French are at the centre of this music documentary which stars also slam artist Ahamada Smis and others.

The screening is part of the Swahili Kolloquium and Afrikanistentag.

Free entrance – all welcome!