March 29, 6:30 pm
Theater: Hakim Bah’s Let’s hope mastication doesn’t take too long
Let’s hope mastication doesn’t take too long
Pourvu que la mastication ne soit pas longue
Followed by a Q&A with Hakim Bah,
and performers Arthur B. Gillette and Juan Ignacio Tula
On February 4, 1999, Amadou Diallo, a young Guinean, was shot and killed by four New York police officers in the Bronx. Hakim Bah, France-based Guinean writer, joins forces with dancer and circus artist Juan Ignacio Tula and guitarist and composer Arthur B. Gillette to create Let’s hope mastication doesn’t take too long (Pourvu que la mastication ne soit pas longue).
Plunging into the heart of the tragic case that shook America, these artists have come together to confront police violence in a theatrical work of poetic fiction.