Rhythms Studies #1 Bia Kut Si - Radioshow by Elsa M‘bala aka AMET
The radio show “Rhythms Studies #1 Bia Kut Si” by the musician Elsa M’bala aka AMET is about “Bikutsi”, a popular and widespread music style of Cameroon. It was originally invented by women who played the music on different occasions to share – to the exclusion of men – their joys, pains or sexual experiences. The name “Bia Kut Si” comes from Beti, a language of central Cameroon, and translates roughly as “We stomp on the ground” – which also describes the typical dance movement to the music style. The central theme of the radio show are four Cameroonian musicians (groups) who have shaped the childhood of Elsa M’bala aka AMET: Mbarga Soukouss, Anne Marie Nzie, Brice Wassy and Les Têtes Brulées.
At the kick off weekend of the new program series “SENSE”, with which the radialsystem explores power relations in a geography of perception, several sound stations will be installed on the terrace of the radialsystem, where the radio show can be heard over all three evenings. Rhythms Studies #1 Bia Kut Si” was produced during Elsa M’bala’s residency at Amplify Berlin, June 2021.
Fr 16 07 2021 7 pm
Sa 17 07 2021 7 pm
Su 18 07 2021 7 pm
Photo: Elsa Kostic