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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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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The book of sand, Michel Van der Aa (2016-2019)

The Musica Mobile Exhibition at the Taipei Fine Arts Museum in Taiwan

From April 13th to July 14th at the Taipei Fine Arts Museum, curator James Giroudon offers an unprecedented tour of some twenty installations which come to life as they resonate with one another. Their movement weaves connections between the visual and the audible, through breaths and whispers of...

Published on 05/08/2019

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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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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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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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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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The Francofolies in Ashdod

After Montreal, Buenos Aires, and Kinshasa, the Francofolies are coming to Ashdod, Israel. On stage: Magic System, Raphaël, Amir, Jane Birkin, and, on the Israeli side, Riff Cohen.

Updated on 20/02/2019

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Clip politique “Zaffatleh el Tarik” / “Il a pavé ma route”

Lebanon in the works of Noel Keserwany

For 10 years, Noel Keserwany and her sister Michelle have been producing socio-political videos. Today they are well-known for their use of satire and humour.  

In addition to participating in conferences on art and politics, Noel Keserwany now works with NGOs to produce viral advocacy campaigns...

Updated on 22/06/2021

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When virtual reality meets live performance

For a few years, new artist forms come forth at the intersection of innovation and art. In the area of virtual reality, creators take hold of this medium and mix it with performance art, journalism, and visual art, to bring spectators new experiences. Artists, always pioneers, have anticipated the...

Updated on 30/11/2021

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Ko Shin Moon Live session at the Grand Sofar Hotel

With the support of the Institut français, Ko Shin Moon toured in Egypt and Lebanon to promote their last EP Miniature #1. In Beirut, they shot a live session in an abandoned hotel near Beirut, the Grand Sofar Hotel, with a videographer and musicians from Lebanon. 

Updated on 11/02/2022

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Fête de la Musique 2021 !

By highlighting the initiatives of the French cultural network abroad, the Institut français invites you to take part in the Fête de la Musique 2021 ! 

 

Updated on 18/06/2021

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