Djafaj Da Rabbit
Tricked by an infernal doctor, Djafaj loses his dreams and is
taken by force in the caravan of the banished. Accompanied by his
companions of despair, Djafaj stops on a desperate island.
There he meets several people and opportunities that lead him
to the understanding of his condition: choose between
staying on the island - forgetting his initial quest and
potentially getting as mad as the island's inhabitants -
or leave on the next boat at the risk of eternally following the same quest.
Between the initial journey and the philosophical quest,
answers will be partially revealed by Djafaj's encounters
throughout the whole show…
Djafaj in Croatia : It's on Bosnia and
Crotia's roads that Djafaj was born. Or that he imposed himself as a
main character with a very special nature... Presented in worldwide
exclusivity to a one person audience in the being of a czech hitch
hiker, he had to learn to adapt (ok, we concede, the audience left
running for his life...).
Djafaj in Paris : Back from Croatia,
the main "pitch" got finalized. Alma use their standard repertoire
as musical material and presents Djafaj to a parisian audience
with 15 musicians and a theatre scenery. After 6 months,
and although the success of the show among the audience,
the musicians themselves still don't get the story...
Everything must be redone from scratch.
2003 what's up doc' tour
With the help of stroy teller "El Jö", Alma will at last release
a decent version of their reggae opera. The story teller brought
his experience to modify the script and make it totally comprehensible
for the audience, as well as his talent for the spoken parts of the opera.
Alma can now present Djafaj on town squares during the summer,
but also in important concert bars in Drôme and Ardèche (french departments).
At the end of the tour, Djafaj achieved maturity.
Djafaj in the Danube Projekt
During the Danube project, like Djafaj
on his island, Alma will travel in the closed space of
the boat and enhance their musical experience opening themselves to
various encounters and cultural confrontations. So it is important
not only to play with local bands, but also to integrate them in
the opera itself. They will be able, in addition to their concert,
to perform 2 or 3 songs during the Third Act of the Djafaj Opera:
framed by a same beginning and an ending so that their performance
would fit perfectly into the story. Thus, they will benefit from
all the freedom to express their own answers to Djafaj's questions.