Rêve Kakudji

Rêve Kakudji
NR 1 hr 3 minDocumentary
Serge Kakudji is a twentyyearold Congolese counter tenor who fell in love with opera as a young boy listening to audiotapes of opera recordings in his room in Lubumbashi Later he traveled to Europe to achieve his dream of becoming a top opera singer Although Serges artistic ambitions are pure and uncomplicated the reactions among his environment and audiences are often ambiguous and divided While some people respect and acknowledge his artistic vocation others see him as an exotic oddity or complain that that his African timbre jars with classical opera Serge refuses to be discouraged by any of this On the contrary he wants to hold up a mirror to Western culture and confront it with its underlying beliefs He also wants to use his story and experiences in the west to bring opera to Congo Together with his countrymen and women he wants to found a Congolese opera tradition based on African stories that will inspire people to follow their dreams
DirectorsIbbe DaniëlsKoen Vidal