Kirina is a lively display of dance and music uniting African and western cultures.
19-22 Sept. The 2018 edition of Rome's multidisciplinary arts festival Romaeuropa opens on 19 September at Teatro Argentina with the Italian premiere of Kirina by Serge-Aimé-Coulibaly (choreographer), Rokia Traoré (musician) Felwine Sarr (author of the book Afrotopia), a lively mix of African and western imagery.
Kirina is the location in today's Guinea that saw the birth of the Mandinka empire in west Africa. It has profound symbolic significance for the foundation of west African culture, myths and migration stories.
The 33rd edition ofRomaeuropa Festival
is a particularly international affair, with 311 artists from 24 countries contributing to the programme of contemporary dance, theatre, art, music, film and technology.
Under the title "Between Worlds", the festival continues to expand, with 27 venues across Rome hosting 68 projects, 168 shows, 38 national premieres and more than 60 companies of which 40 are collaborating with Romaeuropa for the first time.