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...

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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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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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Online open-studios #1 April 2020

On Thursday, April 2, 2020, the recipients of the Institut français / Cité internationale des arts programme shared their residency experiences on the social networks. Follow this digital journey to the heart of their studios!

Updated on 27/04/2022

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Ensemble TM+ meets traditional Bangladeshi singing

After their first « Trans-Portées » concerts in 2019 in Bangladesh, the French ensemble TM+ and Bangladeshi singer Farida Parveen were set to tour India again in March. While we await these concerts, which have been postponed until autumn at the earliest, we look back on the collaboration between...

Updated on 27/04/2020

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Fête de la Musique 2020 online edition

For its 39th edition, and against the backdrop of the health crisis, the Fête de la Musique (Music Day) is reinventing itself. The French cultural network abroad is committed to bringing this unifying and celebratory event to life by organising digital editions. On 21 June 2020 the public is invited...

Updated on 22/06/2020

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Les Percussions de Strasbourg to open reMusik festival

For the 2020 event, held entirely online, the St. Petersburg festival is welcoming Les Percussions de Strasbourg, a contemporary music ensemble of six percussionists founded in 1962.

Updated on 06/07/2020

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Festival French Waves

The greatest French artists will be on-stage in your living room from 5th June to 16th July, as part of the French Waves online festival. 

Updated on 27/04/2022

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