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As’tele bonds artistes, audience in lasting love for African arts

A full body dance performance
Tosin talks to the audience

In this performance, As’tele
Hangout 2.0 brings out more of Africa as the artistes would promise the
audience of fresh experiences.

Putting the performances
together at Shodex Gardens in Lagos on Nov. 18, 2018, Tantoloun Productions presented
a selection of creative works in dance, music, poetry and visual arts to meet
more of what the audience yearned.

The crew of Tosin Oyebisi
and the creative pact was convinced that the performances were lending strong
voices to tell daily stories and experiences in Africa, and better told by Africans
in expressions loved by all.

Done in partnership with Nature’s
Protection and Environmental Improvement Initiative (NAPEIIN) and Shodex Green
theatre, As’tele Hangout took the audience on several journeys, engaging the
audience from point to point- yes, they  had room to make comments and suggestions  engineering the storytellers’ wheels.

This edition featured 3
musical pieces by Tantoloun Productions: Ekombi
medley, ko gbagidi and an adaptation
of Beethoven’s fur Elise.

Pelumi Baba performed Rap/Yoruba
poetry; Footprints of David performed a Nigerian Heritage Dance piece tttled
“Together we fly” Choreographed by Seun Awobajo;  Tantoloun Productions performed a dance piece
about discovering, exploring and engaging the beauty and splendor of existence .

Jojo bodybeats (Joseph
Omotoye) the bodiophonist, who made music with his body, got an award
recognition for contributing beautifully to the art.

The As’tele Hangout creative team include Esther Essien,
Esther Chinenye Umeonwujiobi, Bakare Abiodun Ismail and  Oyebisi Tosin Akinboye.

The music team had Adisa
Abiodun Timothy, Temitope Fash (sax parrot), Fabiyi Abiodun Samuel (Abbeyjazz),
Awoko Habeeb Ayodeji, Goodluck Babatunde, Charles Ekpenyong, Kelvin Ekpenyong,
Esther Essien, Oluwatosin Oyee and Bakare Abiodun Ismail.

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