On the songs that shape her life
The Alter Schlachthof in Eupen totally slays with the line-up they concocted for Meakusma Europalia. Senyawa, a duo from Yogyakarta, Java, transforms traditional Javanese music by injecting it with a serious dose of punk and avant-garde experimentation. Singer Rully Shabara screams and mumbles and pants over the sounds of the self-built instruments of second man Wukir Suryadi. More vocal acrobatics come from the throats of Patshiva Cie, a 25-member polyphonic choir from Brussel led by Dounia Depoorter and choreographer Fatou Traoré.