4100 YEARS 
RE/VERBERATIONS 
WITH HALIM EL-DABH

Programme

Saturday  23.10.2021

16:00

Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung and Kamila Metwaly INTRODUCTION

Online

16:15

Halim El-Dabh Speaks

16:30

Joe Namy Sonic No. 7: The Diversion of the VariableSOUND DIFFUSION AND LECTURE

At SAVVY Contemporary

17:10

Yara Mekawei The Mechanism Take OneSOUND PERFORMANCE

17:30

Aryan Kaganof Excerpts from Unyazi of the Bushveld FILM SCREENING

18:15

BREAK  

18:30

Hasan Hujairi Reorienting MaverickismLECTURE

19:00

Mohammad Rabie Fragile JoysPOETRY INTERLUDE

19:20

Timkehet Teffera Orchestra Ethiopia and the Contribution of Halim El-DabhLECTURe

19:45

Ali Moraly Intonations – GenesisPERFORMANCE

20:15

Break

20:30

Fari Bradley Inside – OutsideLECTURE PERFORMANCE

20:55

Fari Bradley and Sam Shalabi in conversation, moderated by Hasan Hujairi PANEL DISCUSSION 

21:15

Leo Asemota with Agnieszka Bulacik, Monika Gabriela Dorniak, and Anna Rose Eternity doth wait (Here History Began – Berlin Session) PERFORMANCE

21:45

Break

22:00

Mohammad Rabie Fragile JoysPOETRY INTERLUDE 

22:05

Sam Shalabi FootnotesMUSIC PERFORMANCE 

22:30

Cindy Islam Mirroring EntropySOUND INTERLUDE

 

 

Sunday  24.10.2021

16:00

Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung and Kamila Metwaly WELCOME 

ONLINE

16:10

Halim El-Dabh Speaks

16:15

A Note from Habeeb El-Dabh

16:25

Thokozani Mhlambi Playing with Tape!ONLINE PERFORMANCE

16:40

Alice Shields In the summer garden, Sappho reads to her friends & A Note to Halim El-DabhSOUND DIFFUSION  

AT SAVVY CONTEMPORARY

17:05

Rania Refaat El-Pergola Puppet Theatre   LECTURE AND PERFORMANCE 

17:30

 BREAK

17:40

Emma Howes and Justin Kennedy Pirou-pyro-silo-alouette DANCE PERFORMANCE

18:10

Sam Shalabi The Psychedelic FootnoteLECTURE

18:30

Tanka Fonta with Willy Sahel, Elisabeth Boardman, Josep López and Kathrine Leung Polyphonic Dialogues with Halim El-DabhCONCERT

19:10

Mohammad Rabie Fragile JoysPOETRY INTERLUDE

19:20

BREAK 

19:35

Satch Hoyt Black BedlamLECTURE PERFORMANCE

19:55

Hasan Hujairi Brother Bushra, Brother BushraSOUND PERFORMANCE

20:20

Yara Mekawei in conversation with Ali Moraly, moderated by Lynhan Balatbat-Helbock PANEL DISCUSSION

20:50

BREAK
21:05

Mohammad Rabie Fragile JoysPOETRY INTERLUDE

21:10

Saliou Cissokho MUSICAL PERFORMANCE

21:35

Emma Howes and Justin Kennedy Pirou-pyro-silo-alouetteDANCE PERFORMANCE

22:05

BREAK

22:20

Yara Mekawei The Mechanism Take Two SOUND PERFORMANCE

22:50

Moneyama DJ SET

  

In this very special year, we continue to honour Halim El-Dabh by thinking, listening, playing, singing, dancing and summoning the voices of vitality as he has been doing for decades in his sonic endeavours. Halim El-Dabh would have turned 100 years old this month and would have continued to carry the 4000 years of pyramids, making him 4100 years old. 

To celebrate the scope, diversity and depth of the work of musician, Pan-Africanist, creative musicologist, seminal composer, and philosopher Halim El-Dabh, and to open our research, exhibition and performance project HERE HISTORY BEGAN. TRACING THE RE/VERBERATIONS OF HALIM EL-DABH we invoke voices, homages, imaginations and musical visions into a day-long INVOCATIONS of musical performances. 

Following the first iteration in this year’s spring, in these second INVOCATIONS we will continue to revive the multi-layered texture of his life and practice: his role in establishing Orchestra Ethiopia and collaborating with the musicians who took part in the legendary years of the ensemble; his long-term dialogue with Martha Graham and her company through his musical and sonic contribution for stage. Through all we give our senses to the music, sound, performances, conversations that are inspired by Halim El-Dabh.