More than the reverb – 19 May, 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.
More than the reverb is choreographed as a session-like and informal series of events, sited in the open air along the museum’s Terrace within view, and earshot, of Eyongakpa’s sonic installation. 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 19 May
6.30pm – 8.30pm
This first event features live contributions from singer Mbongeuh Angwi Tah, contemporary vocalist and visual artist Ceara Conway, ethnomusicologist Dr. Sandra Joyce, and poet Samuel Yakura, and recordings courtesy of Em’kal Eyongakpa.