Projects & Performances
07
Nov
2009

Searching for a Shaman (1994)

Searching For A Shaman explored the journey of the influence of the drum through African Music, Jazz and Rap and the unification it can bring through music.

Kwesi’s first commission was received from Dance4 at the Nott Dance Festival. This was the birth of Kompany Malakhi. Kwesi collaborated with musician/visual artist, Nick Cornwall, and Leicester Polytechnic.

Through dance, live music and computer animation, Searching For A Shaman explored the journey of the influence of the drum through African Music, Jazz and Rap and the unification it can bring through music.

Choreography and performer: Kwesi Johnson
Saxophone: Nick Cornwall
Film: Kwesi Johnson
Editing: Hasu Patel
Computer Graphics: Leicester University
Commissioned by: NottDance
Costume: Kwesi Johnson

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