17 August 2018
With a big round of applause and surprise gestures. That’s how the Ethiopian company Fekat Circus waved goodbye this friday to the 130 inmates of the Castellón II penitentiary centre in Albocàsser, who witnessed the first circus show that crosses the walls of the prison. A pioneering initiative that has been possible thanks to the collaboration that since several editions Rototom Sunsplash maintains with the centre to transfer the atmosphere of the festival to the inmate population. And all in a day in which there has also been a good dose of reggae from the hand of the Valencian band Mediterranean Roots.
After spending thursday in the African Village with their show Move In, the Ethiopian company Fekat Circus left the concert venue for a few hours and moved to the prison of Albocàsser. In front of the 130 inmates who chose to attend as public this unprecedented show, the social circus staged an improvised show adapted to the context that enchanted the audience. Fifty minutes of circus intensity that were completed with a pleasant chat between the members of the company and their audience.
Then in the afternoon the theater gave way to music. The reggae of the Valencian Mediterranean Roots put the icing on a day that will continue on Sunday with two new actions of our festival in the penitentiary centre: the concert of the mythical Skatalites and a yoga session under the Pachamama label.