About the Music
The music piece created by Samm Anga especially for this event is named Kéré. This musical segment of the Agora Talk deals with art and architecture.
The title of the piece comes from Francis Kéré, a Berlin-based architect from the African village of Gando, in Burkina Faso. His work explores ‘radically simple’ concepts that intersect community and architecture.
Paying homage to Kéré’s influence, the piece intertwines simple musical ideas into tightly woven syncopated patterns that dance around each other, constructed from the ground up.
The percussive Afro-beat inspired melodies also explore patterns that are evocative of and prevalent in much of African dance music.