KeKeÇa Body Percussion Ensemble, consisting of Tugay Başar, Timuçin Gürer, Gökçe Gürçay, Ayşe Akarsu and Özgü Bulut, was established in 2002 in Istanbul, Turkey.
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KeKeÇa Body Percussion Ensemble produce performances, training sessions and workshops for culture, art and education projects, emphasising interactivity and often involving audiences within their performances. Operating internationally, they explore the possibilities of ‘movement that creates sound’ through body percussion and body music. KeKeÇa have long-term collaborations and projects established with young people, hearing-impaired and deaf communities, disadvantaged groups and other communities, as well as teachers, artists and performers. Recent performances and projects include Ashmolean Museum/University of Oxford, UK (2019); Europa InTakt, Germany (2010-2020); 2nd Mediterranean Music Therapy Meeting (Italy, 2019), Istanbul Design Biennial, Turkey (2018); Erasmus+ Teaching Rhythm Through Body Percussion Project (2019-2020) and International Body Music Festivals (2008-2018).
KeKeÇa – Fluid: learn body percussion, connecting with your voice and body
Body Percussion Ensemble KeKeÇa have created a series of interactive directions via video for children in Liverpool and across the globe, working with their schools to encourage the children to reconnect with each other as they learn from home.
Acknowledging the body as a place of lived experience, audiences will be encouraged to participate in the performances using their own bodies as percussive instruments. Positioning sound as a form of knowledge, KeKeÇa’s practice engages bodies in the state of being present, while the resulting sounds and rhythms invoke histories of movement and migration.
KeKeÇa Tutorials – Participants can learn the basics of body percussion and build on what they know week by week, with new KeKeÇa videos released every Monday. These 5 – 20 minute videos encourage people of all ages to explore mirroring, stomping and clapping along with KeKeÇa. Suitable for all ages.
KeKeÇa Camp – A week long virtual event with live sessions from the KeKeÇa group in Turkey. Booking available soon.
Fluid – KeKeÇa have created a new commission titled Fluid, 2021 for the 11th edition of Liverpool Biennial. It is from this work they will show you the different parts of the body percussion piece. It focuses on being and communicating from no existing language, place or cultural reference.
Watch the tutorials below.
Commissioned by Liverpool Biennial with support from SAHA Association and The Medicash Foundation.