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Mata Mamengi, Alain (aka Al'Mata)

Illustrator country: Democratic Republic of the Congo

Scenarist: Gampez, Sapi (aka Sapi)

Scenarist country: Republic of the Congo (Brazzaville)

Language: French

Keywords: culture; forest; music


First prize ex-aequo Africa e Mediterraneo Award 2003-2004, category "Free Subject"


Published in: edited by S. Federici e A. Marchesini Reggiani, Africa Comics 2003, Lai-momo, Sasso Marconi 2004

Everything that falls – An airplane is in a difficult situation and drops a load on the forest. The following day, two boys find, among other things, a piano and some scores. With the help of an adult, they learn to play the piano and improve their skills. During a concert in a cultural centre, the Minister of Culture notices them and decides to found a music school. Some years later, one of the two friends teaches music and the other directs TV shows about “The art of sounds”.

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Technique: Ink and watercolor on paper


Original drawings

Year: 2002

Dimensions: 29,7 x 42 cm

Exhibited where: Exhibited in New York, The Africa Comics Exhibition, Studio Museum in Harlem, November 15, 2006 – March 18, 2007

Inventory: inv. 371 / coll. CX24.CONGO.ALMATA.1

Number of sheets: 4

Notes: The first three pages on recto are signed: Al'Mata + Sapi 02 - The last page on recto: sce: Sapi Gapènz, dess: Al'Mata 02 - Each page on verso reports the Authors' name, the title and the number of the page