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THE DRUMS OF BRAZZA : KIKULU // en production - 2018

With their new show, the master drummers of Les Tambours de Brazza continue to display the skill that has made them famous since 1991, dancing to the beat of their impressive Ngoma drums. There’s one big difference, however: in Kikulu, more emphasis is placed on song. The men’s deep voices respond both to the drums and more modern instruments such as the guitar, electric bass, drums, and vibrate even a cappella. These songs guide us to the heart of initiatory rites, brought back to life by the...

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SOUAD ASLA : LEMMA (SONGS OF WOMEN FROM SOUTHERN ALGERIA) // en production - 2018

Souad Asla grew up with the music, dance and songs of the Béchar region in the Algerian Sahara, in the heart of the Saoura. For centuries, the women there have held hadra (informal meetings) every Friday, in which they sing, play music, help one another out and discuss a wide variety of subjects. It’s a free space, in which music is enlisted in a social, cultural and educational battle.
To preserve this heritage, 11 women aged between 20 and 70 have left the intimacy of their circle to...

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LA MARTINIQUE, THE SECOND HOMELAND OF KONPA // 90' - 2017

In the early sixties, a musical trend born in the Haitian dance halls swept the French West Indies: Direct Compass or Konpa in Creole. It made an indelible mark on the artistic life of the region.
This musical documentary goes in search of those involved in this crazy saga: artists, musicologists, politicians and ordinary people who look back on this time with fondness.
In Paris, New York, Miami, Montreal, Haiti and of course Martinique, they tell us, with nostalgia, passion,...

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SPANISH HARLEM ORCHESTRA // 88' - 2017

This 12-piece orchestra, created in 2000 by the Puerto Rican pianist Oscar Hernandez, has given itself the mission of perpetuating the musical legacy of salsa, as it was performed in Manhattan’s Spanish Harlem, where many Puerto Rican emigrants have lived since the 1930s.
The group has won three Grammy awards for best salsa record in 2002, 2003 and 2005.
The Spanish Harlem Orchestra’s music is a fusion of Latin jazz and American pop and their arrival in France is an exceptional...

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A JOURNEY WITH MARCEL KHALIFÉ // 94' - 2017

This Lebanese artist with his prolific output (film music, ballets, concertos, symphonies...), a recognized “Unesco Artist for Peace" for his commitment to his country’s musical heritage, has set himself the task of reviving the spirit of Middle Eastern music. By way of mixing cultures, Marcel Khalifé plays here with his two sons, Rami and Bachar, and the l’Orchestre National d’île de France.

In concert on May 5, 2017 at the Philharmonie de Paris 1
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BIGUINE - INHERITANCE // 53' - 2016

Martinican musical history is largely marked by colonisation, slavery, the wars of influence between the old European colonial empires and the eruption of the Montagne Pelée in 1902.
The development of its music, like its population, has followed a historical evolution. Martinique music has its origins in music from Africa and Europe. It was then enriched by its proximity to the other islands of the Caribbean and the United States.
One of the major musical trends of Martinique is...

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TONY CHASSEUR AT LA CIGALE IN PARIS // 90' - 2016

For more than 30 years, Tony has been one of the few voices to make a lasting mark in all that’s new in contemporary West Indian music.
The collaborations, high-profile partnerships and hits punctuating his career (Malavoi, Kassav, Le Grand Naughty Zouk, etc.) are too numerous to mention

The concert has in two parts, involving two different musical teams: one Creole Jazz the other popular song and Zouk.

24 musicians on stage, a 6-part string section...

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MOLADA, THE BIRTH (JASSER HAJ YOUSSEF, SIMONE KERMES) // 78' - 2016

The vocal and instrumental works of Jasser Haj Youssef are unclassifiable. They are impregnated with the improvised style of the Arabic maqams that he learned in Monastir and Sousse (Tunisia) from his father as well as the freest forms of jazz – which he often plays on the viola d'amore . Between scholarly and traditional music, his compositions take us from a contemplative adagio (with texts in Aramaic and Italian) to catchy jazz rhythms.
Jasser was the first to rediscover the baroque...

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SIRBA OCTET : TANZ ! // 95' - 2016

This remarkable ensemble, mid-way between classical and Klezmer music, revives the musical traditions of Eastern Europe by rearranging it according to the rules of classical music. Unique arrangements for eight exceptional musicians from the Orchestre de Paris, who play with dazzling interpretive freedom!
This musical treasury, drawn from the traditional repertory, leads audiences from the Doina to the Hora, Sirba and other popular Klezmer and Gypsy dances. Tantz! A gateway between...

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JASSER HAJ YOUSSEF & LES MUSICIENS DU LOUVRE GRENOBLE // 74' - 2015

Jazz, classical, oriental music... many influences permeate the music of the young Tunisian violinist Jasser Haj Youssef, who is a virtuoso of this fabulous forgotten instrument: the viola d’amore. With the Musicians du Louvre Grenoble, he takes us on a musical journey from Tunisian "mâqâms" to Bach sonatas by way of baroque airs played on ancient instruments. A musical conversation between both sides of the Mediterranean.
Recorded during the Détours de Babel Festival.

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MARCEL, RAMI & BACHAR KHALIFÉ // 70' - 2015

Marcel Khalifé is an artist with a deep commitment to peace and proves with this project which brings him together with his two sons the opposite of commonly belief conflict between generations: "We introduced together our sorrows, our joys, and our adventures".
The father-son trio presents a high-energy intermingling of the oud, piano and percussion, shrouded within the frisson of electronic synthesizers and korg keyboards.
The concert showcases a fusion of oriental,...

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QUATUOR BÉLA & DUO SÂBIL, JADAYEL // 70' - 2015

On one side of the Orient, the embellished music of the oud (Ahmad al Khatib) and percussion (Youssef Hbeisch). On the other a stirring and iconoclastic string quartet.
The challenge: to pool timbres and practices and search for points of contact between these two cultural areas. Or how to subject Arab heterophony to a Western harmonic.
Recorded during the Détours de Babel festival.

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URBAN VOICES: ON THE ROAD TO INDIA // 83' - 2014

Imagine a choir of nearly a thousand people of different ages, sex and origin.
Imagine a wonderful melting pot, a fabulous cross section of the people of Nantes, coming from every neighbourhood to sing songs from around the world together. Enthusiastic, curious, joyful, motivated, they come together for the pleasure of creating an ephemeral choir.

TITRE PAR ORDRE D’APPARITION :
RAGESHRI – UDAY BHAWALKAR (REPERTOIRE TRADITIONNEL)
RAGA TODI – MANJIRI ASNARE...

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STRACHO TEMELKOVSKI // 62' - 2014

Stracho’s Macedonian roots give him a sense of cultural fusion that makes him a natural world musician. Whether electric or acoustic, he remains eclectic in his way of marrying jazz and Balkan music, rock, oriental harmonies and Latin rhythms. His collaborations with other "inventors" (notably the pianist Jean-Marie Machado) greatly contribute to his work as an improvisational soloist.

Recorded during the Cabaret Frappé Festival.


Programme
Gipsy...

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NAWEL // 54' - 2014

Nawel is a Franco-Tunisian singer who plays with her smooth, smoky vocals and with languages (English, French, Arabic). Accompanied by a guitarist rocking tribal riffs and a bassist influenced by jazz and world music, the beautiful golden-haired singer catches us off guard, presenting us with a "electro-pop-world" fusing Arabic music and rock.

Recorded during the Tissé Métisse Festival.

Programme :
My way (Nawel Ben Kraiem )
Ala jalek ( Nawel Ben...

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LA LOBAYE // 67' - 2014

Camel Zekri met the Aka pygmies on the shores of La Lobaye, a river on the edge of the rainforest covering the Central African Republic and the Congo. The encounter gave rise to a beautiful musical adventure, La Lobaye. The free and captivating polyphonic singing of the Aka combines with Camel Zekri’s guitar and the electro-acoustic arrangements with surprising results.

Recorded during the Détours de Babel Festival.

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DANCE MEMORY, DANCE // 68' - 2014

A meeting between the Corsican polyphonic choir A Filetta, the Sardinian trumpeter Paulo Fresu and the Italian bandoneon player Daniele di Bonaventura.
This original marriage of Corsican polyphonic singing and jazz pays tribute to Aimé Césaire and Jean Nicoli, two humanists, who loved their native islands and clearly rejected colonialism.
Recorded during the Détours de Babel Festival.

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KASSE MADY DIABATE, LIVE IN PARIS // 11' - 2014

Very particular and cosy live concert of Kassé Mady Diabaté, brilliant Malian music player.

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A BARREL OF LAUGHS, 25 YEARS OF TAMBOURS DU BRONX // 52' - 2012

Evoking the Tambours' carreer this documentary takes us on a journey inside one of the most special bands in today's musical landscape. What started as a small band in a small industrial town of France has turned into an international phenomenon and their concerts have become major events in international festivals and celebrations.
The film combines concerts and rehearsals to share the energy of live shows and interviews of artists and personalities who can witness their dramatic...

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TINARIWEN AT THE BOUFFES DU NORD // 59' or 74' - 2011

During their Spring 2011 European tour, Tinariwen gave a one-off acoustic concert at the Bouffes du Nord Theatre, in which they performed their new album, “Tessalit”, in its entirety.
The sight of these Tuareg musicians in their indigo tagelmusts within the Parisian setting of Peter Brook’s famous theatre adds an unusual dimension to their desert song.


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