Born in Yaoundé and currently based in Berlin, Elsa M’Bala aka AMET is a sound artist who makes live podcasts as a mixture between DJing and live radio shows, in which field recordings and interviews are shared live with an audience. AMET’s musical journey as well as her reflections on race, cultural background, gender and spirituality challenge preconceptions of how someone’s music should sound based on where they’re from. Her practise breaks with Western classical music by creating graphic scores that enable her to include microtones, which are common in non-Western music. With the use of technology, she amplifies her unique voice and addresses narratives of inclusion and visibility. Her work is also marked by collaborations with musicians, dancers, artists and performers from different backgrounds.
In 2021, AMET is receiving a grant of 4,000 euros for the realisation of an album.