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Baaba Maal presents “The Traveller” ft. Mumford and Sons 2016

Capturing the spectacular sights and sounds of the Blues Du Fleuve cultural festival in northern Senegal, an annual event put together by the West African superstar Baaba Maal, The Traveller is a road trip for the senses, an exploration of cross-cultural discovery and the power of music.

Directed and filmed by Joao Pedro Moreira, it is set in Podor, Maal’s hometown on the banks of the river Senegal, facing Mauritania, and incorporates an intimate and revealing interview with the musician.

‘The river is always talking to you,’ he declares, as we watch scenes of fishermen enacting a pageant on the river as they arrive at the festival’s lavish opening ceremony. The river Senegal, Maal insists, has always been a source of creative inspiration.

Beautifully shot, with numerous stunning sequences, The Traveller is a rare snapshot of a small African border-town. It is also about a tradition of mutual cooperation. ‘I believe in music and the power of music,’ Baabab Maal says, resembling a Warlord for Peace in the epauletted military jacket. The Blues du Fleuve festival, he asserts, demonstrates the power of culture and how people can draw strength from it.

Moreira’s film contains a number of concurrent storylines. We watch, for example, as a number of European musicians – Winston Marshall of Mumford and Sons, The Very Best, and Freddie Cowan, guitarist with The Vaccines – prepare themselves musically and otherwise for the event; we join them on a nine hour picaresque journey from the capital Dakar to the festival in Podor.

In his own words, the life story of Baaba Maal is also gradually revealed. The power of his culture has remained a consistent source of inspiration throughout his travels “When you close your eyes you can see this landscape and hear the griots chanting and singing,’ he muses on the source of his art.

The Traveller is dedicated ‘to the people of Podor’.

Genre: World / Pop / Documentary

Director: Joao Pedro Moreira

Duration: 67 minutes

Format: HD

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Paleo 2016

Since 1976 – and the «First Folk Festival» that drew an audience of some 1,800 people in the town assembly rooms in Nyon –, Paléo Festival is today one of Europe’s most important musical events.

With The Lumineers, Stephen Eicher, Les Insus, Jain, Tiken Jah Fakoly, Hyphen Hyphen, Lilly Wood & The Prick, The Shoes, Vianney, Aaron, 3SomeSisters, Rover and The Avener.

Genre: Pop / Rock
Director: Thierry Teston
Duration: 90 minutes
Format: HD

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Iggy Pop live at Rock en Seine 2016

Since 10 January 2016, rock has only one monument left: Iggy Pop is immortal, and if science is ever to contradict this, the music will take care of opposing him an extraordinary career dotted with major works. No science will ever dissect the Raw Power and the legendary blasts of the Stooges. In 2016 Iggy Pop began yet again to reinvent himself with Post Pop Depression, seventeenth studio album in the form of an introspection, a challenge to the world of the living, and especially a magnificent album. The Iguana has never represented so much this rock icon, immovable amidst the sound deflagrations of a group set up in his honor. An icon who will make his first appearance at Rock en Seine.

Genre: Rock
Director: Laurent Hasse
Duration: 75 minutes
Format: HD

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Lianne La Havas live at the Casino de Paris 2016

New voice of British soul, Lianne La Havas tapped into her Greek and Jamaican origins for “Blood”.
Prince’s protégée, the Londoner Lianne La Havas defends on stage at the Casino de Paris her second album “Blood”, a generous album full of her dual culture (her father is Greek, her mother Jamaican).

Born Lianne Charlotte Barnes in London in 1989, Lianne La Havas grew up with a mother of Jamaican origins fan of soul and a multi-instrumentalist father. Introduced to the piano at the age of 7, she attempts to move towards the visual arts but quickly returns to her first love. In 2011, she released her first EP, “Lost & Found”, with Warner, and publishes “Live in LA” on the Internet. Her burgeoning reputation made its way to the ears of Bon Iver, who chose her as his opening act in North America. The following year she released her first album, “Is Your Love Big Enough?”. In 2014, the King of Pop Prince asked her to participate in his album “Art Official Age”. A few months later, after a long journey close to her maternal origins, she released “Blood”, an opus tinged with soul, R & B and folk.

Genre: Soul / Funk
Director: Benoit Toutlemonde
Duration: 101 minutes
Format: HD

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Francesco Tristano & Bruce Brubaker live at the Gaîté Lyrique, Paris 2016

Coming from a classical background, the Deutsche Grammophon artist Francesco Tristano was brought to electro in the course of his meetings. A style he masters today as much as the most famous concertos.

This unusual path allows the pianist to cover his tracks and cozy up to the most inventive and hybrid projects. This is true again since Francesco Tristano joins his mentor: American pianist Bruce Brubaker, out of the Juilliard School and known for his true piano “remixes”. Together they interpret a “Simulcast”, a creation where the two pianists answer each other, improvise and deconstruct Baroque, classical and contemporary music, like two DJs. At the charming Gaîté Lyrique in Paris, the two virtuosos revisit pieces by John Cage, Bach, Philip Glass, Schumann, Tchaikovsky and Carl Craig…

Genre: Contemporary music
Director: David Ctiborsky
Duration: 58 minutes
Format: HD

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Glass and Shostakovich with Katia and Marielle Labèque and the Orchestre de Paris conducted by Jaap van Zweden at the Philharmonie de Paris 2016 / 4K

Philip Glass – Concerto for two pianos/Katia and Marielle Labèque/Jaap van Zweden & Orchestre de Paris
Dimitri Shostakovich – Symphony N°5/Jaap van Zweden & Orchestre de Paris
at Philharmonie de Paris

In a new collaboration with Philip Glass, Katia and Marielle Labèque develop their association with the pioneer of repetitive music with the European première of his Concerto for Two Pianos with the Orchestre de Paris after the US Premiere with the LA Philharmonic opening. The program continues with Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 5 with the Orchestre de Paris conducted by Jaap van Zweden, current music director of the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra and the next music director of the New York Philharmonic.

Genre: classical music concert
Director: Tommy Pascal
Duration: full concert and each concert piece available separately
81 minutes or 27 and 45 minutes
Production: Bel Air Media / KML / Orchestre de Paris

 

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