Who's Tupac

Who's Tupac

Thursday 23/03: KVS, Cesar Janssens

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Four people in a talent show who want to make it at any cost. With only one goal in mind: to become the next Tupac. A blistering and powerful musical performance inspired by rapper Tupac Amaru Shakur.

THUG's out there! Who's the greatest? Who's the baddest? Who's Tupac? Bring on your A-game for this talent show in search of the next Makaveli. Four contestants, one MC and two hours of "all eyez on you".

Theatre collective Jr.cE.sA.r creates this sizzling and powerful musical performance inspired by rapper Tupac Amaru Shakur. After Rumble in da jungle, Malcolm X, Drarrie in the night and Dear Winnie, they thus once again bring to life the legacy of a controversial figure.

In this talent show, we see four young people who want to make it at any cost. In a competition that balances between heaven and hell, they go to extremes... With only one goal in mind: to become the next Tupac.

Tupac, legendary hip-hop star, who has since been dead as long as he lived. The man named Tupac Amaru Shakur by his mother, in homage to Tupac Amaru II, the revolutionary leader of a legendary Inca uprising in the 18th century. Tupac Amaru II fought for the Peruvian empire, just as Tupac fought for equal rights. 

His name unwittingly became a building block for Tupac Shakur's destiny. He sums up his rap career as a rebel with a cause, denouncing in his songs the injustices African-Americans have to endure. He is certainly not a blank sheet. He works his way up from the gutter and encounters justice several times along the way. Like Túpac Amaru II, he gets so caught up in the struggle that it costs him his life: in '96, he is killed in a drive-by-shooting, a murder that remains unexplained to this day. Tupac's struggle lives on unabated: he was not only representative of his generation but also counts for current generations as a symbol of the fight for equality. 

That is why he fits the list of Muhammad Ali, Malcolm X and Winnie Mandela: controversial activists, groundbreaking drivers in the fight against racism.

"Just as Tupac Shakur's mother gave that historic warrior name to her son, we also touch on names and stories from the past that have a legacy attached to them. It's good to know who fought before you." - Junior Mthombeni

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