Translations, remixes, re-recordings, and recompositions that summon sculptures, images, sounds and movement for a lyrical performance about longing and belonging.

The performance is conceived as a rehearsal and a spatialization of a musical album in progress, devised as a sonic catalog of songs recorded before, during and in the aftermath of major historical events that marked the last 25 years of the present moment.

The songs are revisited by Nyampeta in the format of an “audio-social structure,” in collaboration and cooperation with contemporary linguists and musicians, through translations, remixing, rerecording and recompositions.

The evening and the forthcoming album feature interludes formulated as recitations of excerpts by poets and novelists including Kodwo Eshun, Bessie Head, Kojo B. Laing, Ali A. Mazrui, Scholastique Mukasonga, Nnedi Okorafor, Yambo Ouologuem, Ousmane Sembène and Namwali Serpell in a reading that performs their writing as diagnosticians of their society.