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LES ECRANS DE BABEL IN COLLABORATION WITH THE CMCA

Babel Med Music is extending its festival with a selection of films and documentaries about the different types of music in the world. They will be shown at Marseille’s Bibliothèque de l’Alcazar and the Hangar du J1 on March 16th to 18th.

These free screenings will be part of the Écrans de Babel. Here is the programme, created in collaboration with the CMCA to promote PriMed:

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BIBLIOTHEQUE DE L’ALCAZAR, MARCH 16th-18th 2017

Thursday March 16th

4.00 pm: CHEIKH EL HASNAOUI, DE LA MAISON BLANCHE A L’OCÉAN BLEU by Abderrazak LARBI-CHERIF, 80’, 2015, Algeria.

The life of the emblematic Kabyle singer Cheikh El Hasnaoui in his fight for a multi-cultured Algeria.

6.30pm: THE KINGS OF HAPPINESS by Lamiaa RAMADAN, 32’, 2016, Egypt

The evolution of chaâbi in Egypt, reprised in a techno version known as mahraganat.

Friday March 17th

4.00pm: CHOEURS EN EXIL by Nathalie ROSSETTI and Turi FINOCCHIARO, 77’, 2015, France, Belgium, Poland.

A first-time journey across Anatolia to the heart of traditional Armenian plain-song.

5.25pm: FABER IN SARDEGNA by Gianfranco CABIDDU, 60’, 2015, Italy.

A touching musical journey across Sardinia on the trail of Fabrizio De André…

6.30pm: CANTA EL DILUVIO by Maxime ROY, 30’, 2015, France.

At Jerez (Spain), the « Colegio », last refuge where flamenco is part of everyday life.

Saturday March 18th

3.pm: ÉPOPÉE by Aurélia BARBET, 47’, 2016, France.

Portrait of Marseille’s La Joliette neighbourhood, with songs by sailors and the inhabitants.

3.55: TUNISIA CLASH by Hind MEDDEB, 65’, 2015, France.

Young Tunisian rappers talk about their dreams – between bitter truth and thirst for freedom.

 

HANGAR J1, MARCH 16th-18th 2017

 

Thursday March 16th

5.00pm: SICILY JASS – THE WORLD’S FIRST MAN IN JAZZ by Michele CINQUE, 74’, 2015, Italy.

The story of Nick La Rocca, a Sicilian born in New Orleans, creating jazz in the early 20th century.

Friday March 17th

3.00pm: WACHM’NHAL by Salim AKKI, 21’, 2015, Morocco.

Between dreams of success and daily reality, in the footsteps of musical Moroccan youth…

3.30pm: BALKAN BLUES – RACCONTI DA MOSTAR by Lucio DE CANDIA

35’, 2016, Italy.

The artistic and social life of the town of Mostar and its leading group, Sevdah Reunion.

4.15pm: FORBACH FOREVER by Marie DUMORA

135’, 2015, France.

From Forbach (France) to New York, the daily life of people playing Romany or Roma music.

Saturday March 18th

2.30pm: A FILM ABOUT KIDS AND MUSIC. SANT ANDREU JAZZ BAND by Ramon TORT, 101’, 2013, Spain.

An enormous Catalan project: a big band for kids, from 6 to 18 years old, using jazz repertories.

4.15pm: LAMPEDUSA, THE NEW SONGLINES by Michele FUMEO and Pier Giorgio MANGIAROTTI

60’, 2015, Italy.

An ambitious educational project with the children of Lampedusa, 15 musicians and the Lipadusa brass band.

 

Find the rest of the programme by clicking here

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