Django – a true story

A children show from the trio Papa Kotji:

Besides playing their own compositions as well as the classical Swing Jazz repertoire in concerts and at parties Papa Kotji’s been asked to produce a concert for children - lasting 45 minutes. This performance was named simply “Django - a true story” and has been touring in Sweden and Denmark since 2013; an interactive musical story and a trip into the French “Swing Manouche” - or “Gypsy Jazz”. The guitarist Django Reinhardt created this music in the 1920’s to his death in 1953.

Briefly the story is told, that Django earned his money by traveling around in his house wagon playing at markets and tivolis. By both driving and playing faster and faster he learned that he could earn more and more money, but one day as he drives and plays as fast as he can the wagon and two of his fingers starts to burn from the speed and friction. In the hospital he practices playing with two of his remaining fingers only, but while he’s there a rival appears at his girlfriends house wagon and starts to play his own tune! This develops into a dangerous showdown on guitars between Django and his rival Moreno Dinero.

The show is played in Swedish, Danish, English and German.

Watch the full show in danish HERE

READ the analysis of the show HERE