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François Essindi a réuni autour de lui, au fil du temps, des musiciens, des machines et avec l’expérience il met sur pieds un un concept. C'est la «Tag Ekang Music Expériences... » Editer

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François ESSINDI is an artist and a musician from Cameroon.
He plays traditional wind, skin-stretched, stringed and body-activated instruments such as :
Stringed :Mvet, Ngomo (traditional harps)
Wind : Pygmy flute, leaves, mouth –activated bow
Drums : Nkul ( calling drum), Ngom (long drum), Djembe, Cajon, …
Body percussion : snail-shell and hazelnut, body drumming
Educated at the National Orchestra of Cameroon and thanks to many trainings and cultural meetings, François is also an actor and followed many educational sessions via the Goethe Institut in Yaoundé and the French Culture Centre in Yaoundé.
A professional actor, François played with several theatre companies in Cameroon. Among others he shared a long adventure along with the Eyala Pena company, a road theatre company. He also shared a project together with the Un-Excursus theatre company, from Montrouge, France.
François ESSINDI is a current member of the ALEPH theatre company in Ivry-sur-Seine, France.
François as a musician :
François music- wise works with different artists from various backgrounds, works with dance and theatre companies as an actor or music composer.
Composes or co-operates on movies as an actor, composer or co-author. He works with and upon traditional music instruments, that are on the verge of extinction, and which he handcrafts himself in Paris, sometimes modifying their original shape. He defines his music as ”The Tag Ekang Music Experience” … : bring together on stage instruments, sounds, machines and musicians from all backgrounds.
François performs in schools, penitentiaries, on concert in cultural places for festivals and in the corridors of the Parisian metro, as a certified artist of the Parisian metro since 2009.

François as an artist :
Author and composer, his prime music project Otoulbaka : http://www.myspace.com/otoulbaka representing Cameroon in various places and festivals between 1980 and 2001.
In 2003 François signs a professional contact in France that takes him to Paris where he is currently living.
A former actor with the Compagnie du Théâtre Inutile in Amiens, François keeps alive his dream to promote his culture throughout traditional instruments, tales, stories and rituals of his native Ekang culture.
In 2005 he designs the musical project Abakuya thanks to meeting in Switzerland with an Australian bass player (Jimi SOFO) : http://www.myspace.com/abakuya
This project will breed two records :
. Primitive love in 2008.
. Abakuya Ep in 2010
François works on different projects with many artists ( Painters, Musicians, Performers, ..)
Such as Brice WASSY (Cameroon), MADESHEERKAHN (France), Caroline CHIVE (France), Hilaire PENDA (Cameroon), Riad ABDELGAWAD (Egypt), Florence SOISSONG … and many more.
François also directs workshops on rhythm, for the ALEPH theatre since 2016, on African story-telling, and on Drama Teaching.
François as an author :
Having authored four bilingual, illustrated books of African tales, published by L’HARMATTAN, François works on collecting tales, rituals, songs and stories of his native eking culture in southern Cameroon.
He considers building there a cultural place thanks to the support of the AKIBA association, www.association-akiba.fr

François as an instrument maker :
Concerned about the survival of instruments from his native Ekang culture, François handcrafts in Paris their instruments (Mvet, Ngomo, Mouth-bow). He repairs as well skin-stretched instruments ( changing skins, maintenance of all these instruments such as Djembé and others).
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14/11/2017

Concert du Musée du quai Brany

Le Réseau FECODEV, en partenariat avec le musée du quai Branly-Jacques Chirac vous invite
Dans le cadre de l’exposition « L’Afrique des routes »
A une carte blanche
Dimanche 12 Novembre 2017
De 14h00 à 18h00
autour de
« CHANTS TRADITIONNELS D’AFRIQUE : des Routes, des Vies, des Histoires… »
Avec la présence sur scène en live de:
Francois Essindi et la Tag Ekang Music Experiences (Cameroun)- Nerlande BAZELAIS et l’association ADENAC (Haïti) - Simon Winse (Burkina Faso) - Zalyka (Guinée Bissau) - Nanda (Gabon) - Sarah et l’association KARERA (Ethiopie) - Les Blancs d’Afrique et l’association ACITAMM (France et Afrique) - 100 Frontières (Bénin) - Association Artistique Allodo (Togo) - Mama Toumani Kone (Mali)….
… et le Soutien et la Présence en Guest Star de:
Sally Nyolo et les Mamas et Papas United (France et Afrique)
Au musée du quai Branly-Jacques Chirac
37 quai Branly 75007 Paris
Métro : Alma Marceau, Iéna ou Bir-Hakeim | Bus : 42, 92, 80, 63, 72
À propos de l'exposition
L’Afrique, un continent sans Histoire ? Si les a priori ont la vie dure, les faits, eux, sont indéniables : les Africains n’ont jamais vécu dans l’isolement. Longtemps ignorés, les échanges panafricains et extra-africains ont pourtant débuté voici des millénaires, bien avant les indépendances, la colonisation et l’arrivée des premiers navires portugais à la fin du XVe siècle. Lire la suite sur www.quaibranly.fr
CHANTS TRADITIONNELS D’AFRIQUE : des Routes, des Vies, des Histoires …
« Chants traditionnels d’Afrique : des routes, des vies, des histoires… », interroge des personnes notamment celles de la diaspora africaine, sur leur histoire personnelle, sur la place et le rôle des chants traditionnels au cours des étapes de leur vie, depuis leurs pays d’origine, jusqu’au pays de résidence….
Musiques – Chants – Danses – Témoignages - Echanges - Découvertes ..... avec des personnes originaires de France, du Bénin, de Côte d’Ivoire, du Burkina Faso, du Togo, du Niger, de Guinée, du Cameroun, de la RDC, du Mali, du Congo, de Guinée Bissau, de Haïti, d’Ethiopie, des Comores……
Concerts
14/12/2017

THEATRE ALEPH - IVRY SUR SEINE

FRANCOIS ESSINDI

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