When The Drums Call

Credits: C.A.ML.K - Rhythm & Roots exhibition - 2018, Tropemmuseum, Amsterdam NL

When The Drums Call is an ethnology and dance interactive podcast series created, hosted and produced by C.A.ML.K.

It is based on embodied archiving research to navigate the Trans-Atlantic cultural memory between Africa and the American
continent, through dance.
Despite time and geography, Caribbean and American dances still express African roots strongly.

On the one hand, the podcast leads the audience through these connections.
On the other hand, it also questions the process of this
transmission despite time, geography and very difficult living conditions in the Americas.


Spring/Summer 2022

Starting from May, C.A.ML.K is leading theoretical and practical (through dance practice) research in West Africa.
She is part of the program "TRAINING DIASPORA AFRICA" at École Des Sables, Senegal.

Follow what she does on her Instagram account.

Next to come

Summer/Autumn 2022

The first episodes of the podcast will be launched.


This project is currently funded by DIS-TANZEN. 

Gefördert durch die Beauftragte der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien im Programm NEUSTART KULTUR, Hilfsprogramm DIS-TANZEN des Dachverband Tanz Deutschland.


CAMLK – Ahia Kamanan is a creative, born in France and raised in the Ivory Coast and France, and now
based in Berlin, Germany. She works as a dance and writing artist, journalist and cultural entrepreneur. Through her
activities, she investigates the African heritage on the continent and in the diaspora, by focusing on art and
cultural expressions. As a third-culture child, she is used to navigating through cultures, observing their
metamorphosis and going beyond stereotypes. She participated in several publications on these topics.
Christelle Ahia finds her dance inspiration in her African heritage, which she combines with her love for African-
Caribbean cultures.

photo taken at TANZRAUM Wedding