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PRODUCTIONS

« Rhythm is our universal mother tongue, it is the language

of the soul ». Gabrielle Roth

3. MOVIES

  • Production of movie projects

4. ORIGINAL SOUNTRACKS

  • Film music scoring

1. PEFORMANCES
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1. PERFORMANCES

Production of live shows

AFRIKÄN PROTOKÖL

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Afrikän Protoköl is the Afro Groove Sextet of Belgian saxophonist Guillaume Van Parys. Following his meeting with the Burkinabè drummer Moïse Ouattara, he has composed a music based on traditional rhythms from Burkina Faso and West Africa. Jazzy riffs, groove and improvisations merge together into a warm and festive transcontinental fusion. Established in Burkina Faso in 2013, the band was on tour in Europe and Africa in 2014 and 2015 to release its first album called Freedom From The Known. The public, the media and professionals alike have warmly received the project. It has been rewarded with the SIMA 2014 Jury Award at the Salon International de la Musique Africaine in Dakar in November 2014 and was nominated for the Octaves de la Musique 2015 in Belgium. The band released its second album Beyond The Grid in 2017, which was again warmly received. In 2018 the band released its first video clip based on the song Kélé Magni. It was nominated again for the Octaves de la Musique 2018 and won the first price of the Sabam Awards 2018 in the World Music category.

 

Although we could hear in the compositions clear influences from Afro Beat master Fela Kuti, Steve Coleman, Manu Dibango and Aka Moon, a very original identity has come out of this mix of emerging European and African jazz musicians. With a rhythmic section from Burkina Faso and horns from Belgium, Afrikän Protoköl proposes a colourful and dynamic show; an original music with universal appeal.

 

With this highly positive energy, this project is trying to respond to an urgent need in today's global context of self-withdrawal, fear and the growth of extremism and nationalism. The need to stand up for difference, open-mindedness, diversity and people’s free circulation, against patriarchal and neo-liberal  logics which bring with them all manner of domination: the individualism over the collective, capital over labour, the material over the spiritual, religion over spirituality, man over the environment, external male principle over internal female principle, Having over Being.

 

With:

Guillaume Van Parys - Alto & Baritone Saxophones, Compositions

Moïse Ouattara - Drums

Frédéric Becker - Soprano & Baritone Saxophones

Achille Ouattara - Bass

Zouratie Kone - Percussions & Vocals

Brice Clausse - Tenor Saxophone

2. ENREGISTREMENTS
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2. RECORDS

Records production

ABOZAMÉ RECORDS

Abozamé | Afrikän Protoköl | Beyond The Grid | Abozamé Records

AFRIKÄN PROTOKÖL

Beyond The Grid

 

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Produced by Abozamé

Released on May 2017

Album 8 songs

+ Booklet 20 pages

Abozamé | Afrikän Protoköl | Freedom From The Known | Abozamé Records

AFRIKÄN PROTOKÖL

Freedom From The Known

 

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Produced by Abozamé

Released on May 2014

Album 10 songs

+ Booklet 24 pages

Abozamé | Afrikän Protoköl | Call For Transformation | Abozamé Records

AFRIKÄN PROTOKÖL

Call For Transformation

 

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Produced by Abozamé

Released on September 2013

EP 4 songs

3. FILMS
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3. MOVIES

Production of movie projects

SHORT-FILMS

CYBER SIESTE | 21'49 | 2024

To be released (2024)

SOREN is a 17 years old young student who lives in 2071. During a lesson about the augmented brain, she hears the words "dreams" and "nightmares" for the first time. She decides to investigate.

Direction

Guillaume Van Parys, Florian Dewandre

Hugo de Hepcée

Screenplay

Guillaume Van Parys, Florian Dewandre

Hugo de Hepcée, Ethan Louckx

Images

Guillaume Van Parys, Fanny Ducheyne

Edit - Color Grading - FX

Guillaume Van Parys

Music

Guillaume Van Parys

Costums

Judith Van Parys, Joëlle Hubert

​With

Tess Gilis, Cédric Langendries, Claire Martin, Mathilde Loosflet, Luna Demeus

©Abozamé Productions

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DOCUMENTARIES

EN RUE LIBRE | 77'59 | 2023

Documentary about urban arts in Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium (Freestyle dance, graff and DJ), as seen by different hip-hop collectives (Farm Prod, LLC Collectif, GZOO Collectif).

Direction

Guillaume Van Parys

Images

Guillaume Van Parys

Fanny Ducheyne

Edit - Color Grading - Sound

Guillaume Van Parys

Audio mix

Jonathan Vanneste

Musics 

Dprods - K.O.beats - Vendredi

With
Fred Lebbe (Collectif Farm Prod), Thomas Goethals & Amaury Bertels (Collectif GZOO), Eric CK & Elora Pasin (Collectif LLC), Balthus Josis (Afrospheer) & William Van Der Avoort (Frog)

©Abozamé Productions

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BREAKING BOUNDARIES | 38'16 | 2016

Documentary movie about the band Afrikän Protoköl

Direction

Federico Ariu

Images

Federico Ariu, Milena Strange, Fanny Ducheyne, Thomas Freteur, Constant Ouedraogo, Charles Diallo

Sound

Federico Ariu, Milena Strange, Eliezer Oubda, Jonathan Vanneste

Edit

Federico Ariu

Music

Afrikän Protoköl
With

Guillaume Van Parys, Moïse Ouattara, Yizih Yode, Frédéric Becker, Zouratie Kone & Achille Ouattara.

©Abozamé Productions & ArtFusion Production

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THE MOVIE
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4. ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACKS

Film music scoring

4. BANDES ORIGINALES

SHORT FILMS

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CYBER SIESTE | 21'49 | 2024

Direction

Guillaume Van Parys, Florian Dewandre,

Hugo de Hepcée

Screenplay

Guillaume Van Parys, Florian Dewandre,

Hugo de Hepcée, Ethan Louckx

Images

Guillaume Van Parys

Fanny Ducheyne

Edit - Color grading - FX

Guillaume Van Parys

Music

Guillaume Van Parys

©Abozamé Productions

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L’ÉCORCE DE L'AME | 7'30 | 2021

Direction

Fanny Ducheyne & Victoria Donnet

Artistic Direction - Performance

Fanny Ducheyne

Image - Color Grading - Edit

Victoria Donnet

Music

Guillaume Van Parys

Audio mix

Jules Fradet

©Creative Life Productions

VERY SHORT FILMS

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DRIED BEING | 0'52 | 2020

Direction - Performance

Fanny Ducheyne
Images - Edit

Guillaume Van Parys

Music

Guillaume Van Parys
Audio mix

Jules Fradet

©Creative Life Productions

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HEALING THE FAMILY TREE | 1'01 | 2020

Direction - Performance - Voice

Fanny Ducheyne
Images - Edit

Guillaume Van Parys

Music

Guillaume Van Parys
Audio mix

Jules Fradet

©Creative Life Productions

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DROPS OF LIFE | 0'35 | 2020

Direction - Images

Fanny Ducheyne
Performance

Gypsie

Edit

Guillaume Van Parys

Music

Guillaume Van Parys

Fanny Ducheyne
Audio mix

Jules Fradet

©Creative Life Productions

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THE AWAKENING | 0'59 | 2020

Direction - Performance - Voice

Fanny Ducheyne
Images - Edit

Guillaume Van Parys

Music

Guillaume Van Parys
Audio mix

Jules Fradet

©Creative Life Productions

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WOUNDED EARTH | 1'03 | 2020

Direction - Performance

Fanny Ducheyne
Images - Edit

Guillaume Van Parys

Music

Guillaume Van Parys
Audio mix

Jules Fradet

©Creative Life Productions

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HOLD A WAKE FOR PEACE | 0'50 | 2020

Direction - Images - Voice

Fanny Ducheyne
Edit

Guillaume Van Parys

Music

Guillaume Van Parys
Audio mix

Jules Fradet

©Creative Life Productions

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LIFE IS SHORT | 0'26 | 2020

Direction - Performance

Fanny Ducheyne
Images - Edit

Guillaume Van Parys

Music

Guillaume Van Parys
Audio mix

Jules Fradet

©Creative Life Productions

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INNER WIND | 1'05 | 2020

Direction - Performance

Fanny Ducheyne
Images - Edit

Guillaume Van Parys

Music

Guillaume Van Parys
Audio mix

Jules Fradet

©Creative Life Productions

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