From the past forever reverberates the present. Kirina draws from the source of the Mandingue epic tales, and gets its strenght from the song of Soundiata. From these myths emerges the all-encompassing modernity of a universal artistic language. As we follow the destiny of a people that marches towards a collective future, Kirina takes us on a journey that speaks of exile, displacement, hope, and of the incomparable wealth that comes out of confronting different worlds and experiences.
In the guise of a timeless tale, punctuated by the universal pagan symbolic of our origins, Kirina evo- kes the urgency and humanity inherent to migrations – as a universal and ancestral motion, as an uninterrupted gesture towards hope: a reunion.



Interpreters :

Marion Alzieu, Serge Aimé Coulibaly, Ida Faho, Jean-Robert Koudogbo Kiki, Antonia Naouele, Adonis Nebié, Ali ‘Doueslik’ Ouédraogo, Daisy Phillips, Issa Sanou, Sayouba Sigué, Ahmed Soura

Musicians :

Aly Keita/Youssouf Keita, Saidou Ilboudo, Mohamed Kanté, Yohann Le Ferrand, Naba Aminata Traoré, Marie Virginie Dembélé


Rokia Traoré



"A stunning spectacle that combined sweaty, ritualistic and ecstatic dance; propulsive music; and incantatory French-language narration." - The New York Times