Coup Fatal CD

Serge is happy to announce the launch of the cd of Coup Fatal, his latest collaboration with Fabrizio Cassol and Alain Platel, now on tour.  To buy a copy, click on the link below!  Although we have gotten many requests for DVD’s or video recordings of the show, there is none (yet?!) available.

Click below to hear clips from the AUDIO album and learn more about the show.

http://www.outhere-music.com/en/albums/coup-fatal-out-656

Lesechos.fr Avignon : « Coup Fatal », un festival baroque à l’africaine

It speaks only of “Prince of Homburg” in the court of honor, but another show was scheduled to open the Avignon Festival on July 4. It’s “Coup fatal” concocted by Serge Kakudji Fabrizio Cassol and choreographer Alain Platel. Intermittent strike pushes the first to Avignon public on July 5. However, patience should be rewarded: we saw the show during his visit to Brussels, and it is worth visiting …

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http://www.lesechos.fr/week-end/culture/0203617114024-avignon-coup-fatal-un-festival-baroque-a-lafricaine-1021794.php

Avignon 2014 : “Coup fatal”, le baroque aux couleurs de l’Afrique

This is an extraordinary meeting we made with Serge Kakudji Congolese counter-tenor behind “Coup fatal”, which merges baroque music and Congolese music. A concert “choreographed” with empathy and subtlety by Alain Platel.

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http://culturebox.francetvinfo.fr/scenes/avignon-2014-coup-fatal-le-mariage-du-baroque-et-de-lafrique-159347

London Dance Review (Coup Fatal – Sadler’s Wells)

One of the most extraordinary moments is when the counter-tenor, Serge Kakudji starts singing. From dancing with repeated side-steps, undulating body and low centre of gravity – Congolese style, his voice throws out Baroque, operatic arias. It’s a fantastically exciting juxtaposition: the trained and controlled harmonic singing associated with the white European establishment emerging from improvised, Congolese polyrhythmic beats and melodies. Throughout the show Kakudji is a remarkable figure, a hybrid of stylised, operatic conventions and spontaneous, fluid African dance; a high-voiced counter-tenor who performs both femininity and masculinity. A master of versatility.

JOSEPHINE LEASK – FRIDAY 5 JUNE 2015

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http://londondance.com/articles/reviews/coup-fatal/