More than the reverb – 23 June, 6.30pm – 8.30pm
More than the reverb
A series of parallel events that are programmed in response to Em’kal Eyongakpa’s installation Mámbáy bebhɛp 43t / besáŋ berat / bakay nɛkɔ. The series gathers together poets, singers and storytellers to share and interweave lullabies, chants, laments, and folk songs, both ancient and contemporary. These offerings originate primarily from the oral traditions of Ireland, Southeast Nigeria, Southern Cameroons, the Gulf of Guinea, and Western Europe, layered with more contemporary readings around ideas of landscape, nature, displacement, and diaspora. Co-programmed by guest curator Caimin Walsh, this event series is part of the EVA International & IMMA Partnership 2020–2022, IMMA Outdoors and the museum’s Late Nights programme for 2022.
IMMA, Terrace of the Formal Gardens – Thursday 23 June, 6.30pm – 8.30pm
The third event in the series, this participatory event celebrates the tradition of the singing circle. Through its workshop-format, participants share and teach songs ranging from Irish to Nigerian/Cameroonian heritage, amongst others. Printed song texts will be available for everyone, creating space for cultural exchange through song. This event is focused on singers primarily, and the general public are welcome to participate or simply observe the process.