ZAMALEK (CREATION WATT!) (21/03/2013) 20:30

Public rehearsal concert closing the residency held from 17th to 20th March 2013.

A production by Marseille-Provence 2013 - European Capital of Culture, in coproduction with the Théâtre du Bois de l'Aune - Artistic and cultural centre of the Pays d'Aix community. With the support of Institut Français d'Egypte and Mama Shelter.

WATT! amplifies the sound and musical echoes of a Mediterranean youth in turmoil, connected to the web and new music, hip hop leading the way. In 2012, five itinerant artistic residencies took the pulse of the capital cities of rap and new independent places in the Arab world where, from Cairo to Tunis, the artists become the spokespersons of the people's aspirations for freedom. How here, hip hop, electro-Chaabi, brass band, beatbox and the flow of Tunisian, Algerian, Syrian or American rappers collide. How elsewhere, in the situation of the Arab uprisings, music gets back to the text and an artistic speech which then regains its rightful place. A musical journey in five stopovers and as many variations of this new sound geography inspired by both American codes and the Arab world. In March 2013, the project participants will gather for scenic residencies on the Marseille-Provence territory and thus extend the exchange initiated in 2012 accross the Mediterranean.

Ahmad Compaoré: drums, percussion, sampler
MC Amin aka El General: voice
Jeff Kellner: guitar
Sadat: voice
Laith Suleiman: flute, nay
Sylvain Terminiello: bass
Fabien Ottones: keyboards

FEE: free admission (booking advised)

Tel: +33 (0)4 42 93 85 43

More info: here

Bois de l'Aune, 1bis place Victor Schoelcher, 13090 Aix-en-Provence.