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  • Writer's pictureJenna Cockburn

REVIEW: Afrique En Cirque | Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2023

"An awe-inspiring, mesmerising display of circus and music."

Inspired by daily life in Guinea, Kalabanta Productions brings their now show, Afrique en Cirque to Assembly at the Edinburgh Fringe.

Celebrating the beauty and artistry of African culture, the troupe perform energetic feats of acrobatics and mind-boggling contortionism, to the contemporary sounds of Afro-Jazz, percussion, and Kora.

Performing with imposing finesse, strength, and agility, the cast also encourage the audience to be part of their show - to clap, chant, and sing along to music.

Afrique en Cirque is an awe-inspiring, mesmerising display of circus and music that will impress audiences of all ages.




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