Elsa M’bala a.k.a. AMET is a sound artist, musician and educator working with time-based media, mostly in the form of sound performance and podcasts. Interested in languages and embodied knowledge in remembrance of transcoding, code-switching and memory, M’Bala mixes analogue and digital sound machines, as well as electronic and acoustic instruments, with field recordings in live improvisation settings.
The Yaoundé and Berlin-based artist has collaborated with a number of institutions including Centre d'art contemporain de Bretigny, New Art Exchange Nottingham and Goethe Institut, among others. M’bala is also a part of the Berlin Community Radio Incubator 2017 programme, where she also regularly presents on the station. AMET will present a performance following themes of music, identity and spirituality and inspired by the topic of African independence based on the 1963 speech by former Ghanaian president Kwame Nkrumah in Addis Ababa, called “Addis'63”.