The Africa2020 Season

Coronavirus COVID-19 : Africa 2020 Season postponed

 

The President of the French Republic announced in November 2017 in Ouagadougou, before confirming the news on 3rd July 2018 in Lagos, that a special season would be organized in France to mark a renewed partnership with Africa, a “varied...

Updated on 09/05/2022

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The opening of a new artists residence in Senegal: Villa Saint-Louis Ndar

Its inauguration scheduled for 8 June 2019 will be the starting point for a new artistic and cultural impetus in Senegal and throughout sub-Saharan Africa. A first call for applications was launched in the spring.

Updated on 27/04/2022

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Franck Médioni

For the centenary of Charlie Parker’s birth, a biography of the musician by Franck Médioni, one of the leading French jazz specialists, will be published by Fayard in February. After writing about Miles Davis and John Coltrane, the journalist travelled to New York to trace the life of Charlie Parker...

Updated on 10/02/2020

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The Benin International Musical at Carnegie Hall

Created in 2016, the Benin International Musical (BIM) brings together seven Beninese musicians and vocalists who bring to life an influential artistic heritage that is little known by the general public. On 19 October at Carnegie Hall in New York the collective will play its repertoire combining...

Updated on 21/10/2019

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Hadi Zeidan

Founder of the festival and label Beirut Electro Parade, the producer Hadi Zeidan weaves a musical canvas from his travels between France and Lebanon and a blend of classic records and contemporary electronic sounds. He describes his perspectives on musical creation, the Arab world and the West.

Published on 30/09/2019

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The Cité Internationale des Arts opens its workshops to the public

Around the world in 14 hours? It’s possible at the Cité Internationale des Arts! Embark on this new edition of the Traversées du Marais on 6th and 7th September 2019 and travel to the heart of workshops featuring all kinds of artists: photography, painting, sculpture, writing, music and performance...

Updated on 27/04/2022

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The Orchestre National de Lille in Bucharest

Led by musical director Alexandre Bloch, the Orchestre National de Lille will perform at the George Enescu Festival in Bucharest in September 2019. This prestigious invitation recognises over thirty years of musical innovation.

Updated on 17/09/2019

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Quatuor Debussy On Tour in Japan

The famous Lyon string quartet, known across France and around the world, will be performing in Japan from 25th September to 9th October 2019. A tour where Mozart and Ravel will be side by side with Philippe Glass and Tan Dun.

Updated on 30/09/2019

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Collective open-studio at the Cité internationale des arts

18 artists in residence at the Cité internationale des arts open the doors to their workshops. Coming from all over the world, they will share with the public their work in progress and their experiences of residency in France.

Updated on 27/04/2022

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The Orchestre National de Lille tour to the United Kingdom

After visiting Romania in September, the Orchestre National de Lille is now touring five cities in the United Kingdom. It represents a opportunity for artistic, diplomatic and economic dialogue, right in the middle of Brexit. 

Updated on 16/01/2020

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Thomas Tilly

In 2019 Thomas Tilly was in residence in Kalimantan, the Indonesian part of Borneo, to make sound recordings and interview two indigenous communities about their relationship with listening. Meet this artist who creates experimental music informed by everything “around”.

Updated on 10/03/2020

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March 8, 2020: International Women's Rights Day

On the occasion of March 8, International Women's Rights Day, the Institut français chose to highlight meetings, works, or portraits of women who, from Mexico to Tunisia, from Haiti to South Africa, from France to India, fight, through art and culture, for women's rights and explore the feminine...

Updated on 09/05/2022

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Jehyna Sahyeir

Actress and singer Jehyna Sahyeir, 25, embodies the rise of traditional Haitian music with a style that blends jazz and voodoo. In residence at the Cité Internationale des Arts (the International City of Arts) in Paris, she appeared on stage at a music cabaret in Blois on 9 March as part of the Aux...

Updated on 13/03/2020

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Floy Krouchi

A composer and instrumentalist, Floy Krouchi draws on traditional Indian music to create an augmented electric bass with astonishing sound properties: FKBass. She reflects on the close relationship between music and new technology, and her residency experience in India, where she was between...

Updated on 22/06/2021

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Forum Hors les Murs (Off-Site Forum, Ircam, Montréal

Following in the footsteps of Taiwan in 2016, Chile in 2017 and China in 2019, it is Quebec's turn in 2020 to host the Forum Hors les Murs by Ircam, the Institute for Research and Coordination in Acoustics & Music in Paris. Initially scheduled to take place on 2-5 April, the Forum has been postponed...

Updated on 07/04/2020

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