Soraya Lutangu Bonaventure (CH/CD)
Taking Care of God
- F Hearing-impaired spectators welcome
- G Hearing loops
- C Young audience welcome (8+)
- B Accessible to persons with reduced mobility
In July 2019, Swiss-Congolese composer and performer Soraya Lutangu Bonaventure traveled to Kampala with the aim of producing an album fusing electronic music and gospel music, in collaboration with the collective “Kingdom Gospel Club”. What began as a studio album has organically evolved into a larger project, fuelled by a shared desire to create a hybrid performance that uses music as its primary means of expression, while incorporating dance. Questioning the practice, meaning and dissemination of worship hymns by fusing them with the rhythms and codes of club music, Taking Care of God is a collective gesture oscillating between traditional East African folklore and contemporary expressions. Encouraging dialogue between two spheres that are often considered incompatible, the performance affirms the beauty found in unity and cooperation, while exploring the individual trajectories of performers who share universal feelings of love, the search for spirituality and the comfort found in community and celebration.