KALIMET: A MUSICAL PORTRAIT OF AGONA SHPORTAJune 19, 2020
We’re happy to announce the online premiere of KALIMET by Vincent Moon and Priscilla Telmon, a short visual and musical trip following Prizren’s singer Agona Shporta, from her family home towards the hilltop castle, as the golden sunset covers the city.
KALIMET, shot during the 17th edition of DokuFest, will be streamed online for free on our official page and KohaVision channels on Friday, 26th June, at 21.00 pm, for free.
Agona Shporta is a performer, composer, music educator and curator based in Kosovo. She has completed her vocal performance studies at the New School Program for Jazz and in New York she has performed arrangements of songs from diverse musical traditions, including the Balkans, South America, India, Middle East and the American Songbook. Agona has regularly collaborated with jazz musicians from Kosovo and has also been a household name at DokuFest, performing with local and international artists such as Ilir Bajri, Vincent Moon, Priscilla Telmon and Rabih Beaini, to name a few. Besides performing she aims to develop the culture of appreciating live music through creating spaces for intimate music performances and curating cross cultural regional collaborations.
Vincent Moon (real name Mathieu Saura) is an independent filmmaker from Paris. He was the main director of the Blogotheque’s Take Away Shows, a web-based project recording field work music videos of indie rock related musicians as well as some notable mainstream artists like Tom Jones, R.E.M., or Arcade Fire. For the past ten years, Vincent Moon has been traveling around the globe with a camera in his backpack, documenting local folklores, sacred music and religious rituals, for his label Collection Petites Planètes. He works alone or with people he finds on the road, and most of the time without money involved in the projects, trying to produce and distribute films without following the established industry standards.
Filmmaker, photographer and writer, member of the Society of French Explorers, since 1999, she dedicated herself to long trips combining history and adventure, paying homage to the wisdom tradition and mystery of the cultures she visited. It’s the exploration of ancient cultures that led Priscilla Telmon to direct films and documentaries, to write books and articles and to collaborate with TV Channels, radios and museums. From the teachings received of the elders and shamans around the world, she developed a practice of sacred and intuitive songs based on the shared knowledge that everything, visible or invisible, is vibration, is the foundation of an ancient science and practice of healing through music.