How does one put Ndox Electrique into mere words? It is wild, dark, and solar; it is feminine and powerful, groovy and heavenly. Most importantly, Ndox Electrique is a ritual of possession which comes from Senegal’s N’döep ceremonies. On the stage, Ndox Electrique calls on the spirits to heal the modern world before them, with the aid of traditional incantations, dances, percussion, electric guitars, and laptops. A pact is made with the spirits. It takes much more than good intentions - but moving to the screeching music might just be the path to achieve salvation, whilst destroying and trading our tired cultural influences for something truly new.
Photography by Renaud de Foville