29.10.2021, 6 PM (doors 5.30) – Aino Moongo & Sarah Lasaki The Silences of the ONGOMA - the Drum of the Owambo People ONGOMATOLOGY: RESONATION | Performance | MARKK | in English and Oshiwambo
“Have you ever heard or seen a drum from Ovamboland? Neither did I“ - says Aino Moongo, Namibian curator and initiator of the Ongoma Drum research project. "The drums disappeared not only in Namibia, but also in many other African communities. They were either destroyed or stolen, to erase our societies, our language, our secrets, our knowledge, our rituals.”
Aino found three drums in Hamburg. Together with the choreographer and body percussionist Sarah Lasaki, a journey of interaction will start. The two women will raise questions like: What stories can the drum give us? How far back in time will it take us? Will the ONGOMA guide us through stories of seeds, trees, honey, migration, skirts, beets, dance, songs, rituals, religions, and rhythm? Will it be a happy or tearful journey? Will we pick up its heartbeat?
This project tackles existence; being and becoming from deeply personal perspectives. As one with the Ongoma, the drum of the Ovambo people of northern Namibia and southern Angola; we will attempt to unearth forgotten and create new realities. Find concepts inside and outside written books. A temporal and spatially limitless journey into the unbeknownst. To begin the journey let us start by hearing patterns of the Ongoma; sound our bodies and praise ourselves in a three Step Performance:
1. COLLECTIVE-INTIMATE-RHYTHMIC HEIGHTS: Body Percussion with Sarah Lasaki and Performers. Instances to rediscover our collective bodies and resound the Ongoma basic beats. 2. SOUNDING THE ONGOMA Drumming with Jackson Wahengo 3. OKU LITANGA: TIME TO PRAISE ONESELF – GIVE RESPECT With Jackson Wahengo (in Oshiwambo), Aino Moongo (in English)
Funded by Elbkulturfonds Hamburg and the Goethe Institut. In Cooperation with MARKK, CROSSINGS e.V. and M.Bassy e.V.
Preis: 5 €