THE GATE TO GATE TO GATE (G2G2G) PROJECT A creative exploration of the gates of Fes: real, disappeared and conceptual Artist: PAULA JEANINE BENNETT poetry, song, spoken word, performance
Description: Gate TO GATE TO GATE (G2G2G) contains Paula Jeanine Bennett’s musings on history, beauty, architecture, heartbreak and dust as told through the eyes of this unique artist. Paula Jeanine will look to the gates as resonant portals to help understand life in the current COVID era, as seen through the lens of the past. She will write original compositions for G2G2G that will be brought to life with the tones and colours of Ms. Bennett’s haunting voice and presence.
Paula Jeanine has a long association with Morocco, beginning with her performance for King Mohammed VI in 2000 in a large American rhythm and blues ensemble. Subsequent trips resulted in vibrant cross-cultural collaborations: - “A Village Of One/Village Dial Waheda", a folk opera for all folk presented through Culture Vultures (Sefrou): http://avoomorocco.blogspot.com/ . - “Kloub Nssa/Heart Of Women", an ongoing collaboration with the Haddarattes of Essaouira, with women who represent ancient Sufi and Gnawa traditions through rhythm and song. https:// www.paulajeaninebennett.com/global-practice - “Baraka Bridge", a collaboration with oud musician Mounaim Baino, exploring classic and new repertoire for voice, oud and hand drums. https://paulajeanine.bandcamp.com/album/baraka-bridge In a number of these journeys Paula Jeanine has done performances and workshops hosted by American Language Centers in Marrakech, Casablanca, Meknes, Mohammedia, Tetouan and Fes.