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The Singing Tortoise


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This lively version of a traditional Togolese tale, rich in song and dance, was voted best African television programme at the 1987 Journées du cinema africain in Montreal. An unsuccessful hunter finds a singing tortoise but his unscrupulous father-in-law appropriates the tortoise to strengthen his bid for power.
With Ass Ayigah 's Dancers and the Troupe of the Togo National Theatre. Producer/Director Hantz Koffi (In French with English subtWes)


Unknown: Ass Ayigah
Director: Hantz Koffi
Nouglozé: Abalo Houngbedji
Porridge seller: Akoussa Akofa
Jester: Eklu Natey
Podogan: Kouvahe Anoumou

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