Etsumon | Solidarity
An impressive show on stilts enriched with a display of juggling, presentation of human sculptures and comedy acts. Three waders, whose heads are 5 meters over the ground, delight the audience with their amazing skills to the rhythms of African drums in the atmosphere of great fun!
Created by: Afuma
Stilt walkers: Ayena Kassegne (Kass), Apedo Marcellin (Makinzo), Kinglo Honoré (Honokssi)
Drummers: Tchalla Kossi (You), Samba Diarra
Premiere: Rue Dance, Niamey, Niger
Duration: 25 minutes
In Ifè, the language spoken in the Atakpamé region of Togo, Afuma is the name of an aerial fern that grows on raffia which is used to make stilts. When, in 2012, this Togolese group of waders decided to set up their artistic ensemble they gave it this very name to mark their wish to constantly improve their skills. In their shows they present their ancestral traditions enriched with numerous innovative ideas of their own.