A Japanese composer, a Burkina Faso story-teller and a Congolese rapper make an opera

A chance meeting in Berlin was the spark for a new opera melding influences from rap, West African traditions and classical music, writes Clair MacDougall in the Burkina Faso capital, Ouagadougou. Japanese composer Keiko Fujiie balances her electric piano on a wooden bench, places her fingers on the …

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