Thursday, 31 March 2011
DJ Tidla in da' hovel
Not a lot to report. We are happily falling into a routine that allows us all time for ourselves and time for having fun together. I have been trying to rework my book ready for sending it off, cap in hand, to the publishers. Matilda has been providing us with the soundtrack for our days. As a DJ, she lacks a certain essential eclectism. Thankfully the CD that is currently claiming squatter's rights in the CD player and in her heart is Café Africa, a compilation of African songs. I got hold of this CD because it has on it two songs that Max Stafford-Clark used in his production of The Overwhelming by JT Rogers. The Overwhelming was the first show I worked on when I started at Out of Joint theatre company. Listening to the music is slightly bittersweet, it brings back so many memories, of Nao and Alex, of moving to London with Fanf, of the National Theatre, of theatre... The two songs Max chose are the beautiful Silence by Pierre Akendengué, which sadly I can't find to share with you, and the ebullient (I love that word!) Fati Mata by Sam Mangwana, which happily I did find on YouTube. So here it is, enjoy.