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Mourners' prayer a hit at Avignon Festival

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"Qaddish" by Nigerian director Qudus Onikeku
"Qaddish" by Nigerian director Qudus Onikeku © Christophe Raynault de Lage/Festival d'Avignon

Qaddish, the name of the prayer for mourners and the dead in the Jewish religion, is the title for a piece being performed at the Avignon Festival this year. It’s the third part of a trilogy work called Solitude, Tragedy, Memory. The young director Qudus Onikeku, who also performs the trance in this production, is from Nigeria. RFI met him after the show. 

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