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.
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.