Africa Weekend

Presented in conjunction with the Africa 2020 season, this concert series is a dialogue between Africa and the West: Afrofuturism intersects with tradition, Robyn Orlin meets Camille, the Kronos Quartet performs with griots, and Angélique Kidjo revisits the Talking Heads.

Playlist

Concerts & shows

ROBYN ORLIN, CAMILLE & PHUPHUMA LOVE MINUS

Known for her extravagant and colourful shows, choreographer Robyn Orlin orchestrates an explosive concert and performance, bringing together maverick singer Camille and the South African choir Phuphuma Love Minus.

25 - 31 MAY 2020

Robyn Orlin
Show

Robyn Orlin, Camille & Phuphuma Love Minus

Salle des concerts - Cité de la musique
Monday May 25 2020 - 20:30

Kronos Quartet & Trio Da Kali

In an intrepid musical adventure, the legendary string quartet Kronos joins forces with Trio Da Kali, a remarkable torchbearer in the griot tradition, creating a concert as vibrant and free as it is soulful.

Quatuor Kronos et Trio Da Kali
Concert

Kronos Quartet & Trio Da Kali

Grande salle Pierre Boulez - Philharmonie
Sunday May 31 2020 - 20:30

Angélique Kidjo

The Talking Heads’ seminal Remain in Light—a milestone in American rock, released in 1980—makes a luminous resurgence in the hands of Angelique Kidjo, who brilliantly transports the entire album to Africa.

Angélique Kidjo
Concert

Angélique Kidjo

Remain in Light
Grande salle Pierre Boulez - Philharmonie
Monday June 1 2020 - 20:30

Afro-futurisme

This colourful and multi-textured evening of sound invites us to discover three present-day musical forms of Afrofuturism, an artistic constellation that is not new, but has entered a thriving new era.

Ibaaku feat Waï Faï Spirit
Concert

Afro-futurisme

Morena Leraba et Lua Preta (Lesotho, Angola, Pologne) - Baloji (Congo) - Ibaaku feat Waï Faï Spirit (Sénégal, Belgique)
Salle des concerts - Cité de la musique
Tuesday June 2 2020 - 19:30

D’ouest en est

During this evening dedicated to ritual dances and music of Africa, we discover the Zaouli de Manfla mask dance of the Ivory Coast, and the Chopi dance Timbila xylophone music of Mozambique.

Ensemble Chopi Timbila Orchestra
Concert

D’Ouest en Est

Danses rituelles - Le Zaouli de Manfla (Côte d’Ivoire) - Ensemble Chopi Timbila Orquestra (Mozambique)
Salle des concerts - Cité de la musique
Wednesday June 3 2020 - 20:30

Ethiopie sacrée

Combining discovery and spirituality, this concert explores the rich world of Ethiopian sacred music, from the devotional chanting of Sufism to the long tradition of orthodox liturgical music.

Salle des concerts - Cité de la Musique
Concert

Ethiopie sacrée

Chants coptes et musulmans
Salle des concerts - Cité de la musique
Thursday June 4 2020 - 20:30
Concert & shows family

A concert-walk at the Music Museum, a family show, or even rendering of workshops in the form of an African ball or a Caribbean music orchestra.

Amadou Diagne
Promenade Concert in the Museum
en: à partir de 6 ans et adultes

Mosaïques d’Afrique

Musée de la musique - Cité de la musique
Sunday May 31 2020 - 14:30
Amadou Diagne
Promenade Concert in the Museum
en: à partir de 6 ans et adultes

Mosaïques d’Afrique

Musée de la musique - Cité de la musique
Sunday May 31 2020 - 15:30
Julian André
Rendering

Bal africain

Amateurs des ateliers de la Philharmonie de Paris
Le Studio - Philharmonie
Saturday May 30 2020 - 17:00
Musiques du monde
Show for kids
for ages 3+ Families

La Note magique

Hamid Gribi - Fatima Leghzal
Amphithéâtre - Cité de la musique
Saturday May 30 2020 - 15:00
Musiques du monde
Show for kids
for ages 3+ Families

La Note magique

Hamid Gribi - Fatima Leghzal
Amphithéâtre - Cité de la musique
Sunday May 31 2020 - 15:00
Steel band
Rendering

Musiques des caraïbes

Amateurs des ateliers de la Philharmonie de Paris
Le Studio - Philharmonie
Sunday May 31 2020 - 17:00

 

Activities

Workshops of Dhembé and Dundun, of West African music, a master class with Angélique Kidjo, a Sunday in song, workshop visits at the Museum and musical recreation.

Julian André
Music Making & Learning Workshops
Professionals Adults Musicians

Djembé et Dundun d'Afrique de l'Ouest

Atelier-performance
Espaces éducatifs - Philharmonie
Saturday May 30 2020 - 09:00
Atelier du week-end
Weekend workshop
Families, children ages 3-7

Musiques d'Afrique de l'Ouest

Séance ponctuelle
Espaces éducatifs - Philharmonie
Saturday May 30 2020 - 10:00
Atelier du week-end
Weekend workshop
Families, children ages 3-7

Musiques d'Afrique de l'Ouest

Séance ponctuelle
Espaces éducatifs - Philharmonie
Saturday May 30 2020 - 11:15
Julian André
Music Making & Learning Workshops
Professionals Adults Musicians

Djembé et Dundun d'Afrique de l'Ouest

Atelier-performance
Espaces éducatifs - Philharmonie
Saturday May 30 2020 - 13:00
Instruments et traditions du monde
Workshop at the Museum
Children ages 7-12

Instruments et traditions du monde

Séance ponctuelle
Musée de la musique - Cité de la musique
Saturday May 30 2020 - 14:30
Atelier du week-end
Weekend workshop
en: à partir de 8 ans et adultes

Musiques d'Afrique de l'Ouest

Séance ponctuelle
Espaces éducatifs - Philharmonie
Saturday May 30 2020 - 15:00
Atelier du week-end
Weekend workshop
Families, children ages 3-7

Musiques d'Afrique de l'Ouest

Séance ponctuelle
Espaces éducatifs - Philharmonie
Sunday May 31 2020 - 10:00
Atelier du week-end
Weekend workshop
Families, children ages 3-7

Musiques d'Afrique de l'Ouest

Séance ponctuelle
Espaces éducatifs - Philharmonie
Sunday May 31 2020 - 11:15
Atelier du week-end
Weekend workshop
en: à partir de 8 ans et adultes

Musiques d'Afrique de l'Ouest

Séance ponctuelle
Espaces éducatifs - Philharmonie
Sunday May 31 2020 - 15:00
Angélique Kidjo
Master Class
Professionals Adults Musicians

Chanter avec Angélique Kidjo

Master-classe
Espaces éducatifs - Philharmonie
Sunday May 31 2020 - 15:00
Récréation musicale
Musical Playground
for ages 3-10

Récréation musicale

Pour les enfants dont les parents assistent au concert de 16h30
Espaces éducatifs - Philharmonie
Sunday May 31 2020 - 16:00


As part of the Africa 2020 Season, with the support of its Patrons Committee.

 

See also
Saison 2019-20

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Listen, watch, learn, discover and practice music in every form.

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