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Salif Keita live at Jazz à la Villette 2018

The return to the stage of one of the biggest voices on the African continent, celebrating a career spanning half a century: Salif Keita.

It was in 1968 that Salif Keita made his own revolution: breaking with his princely family who opposed his desire to become a singer (function reserved for the caste of the griots), he settled in Bamako and made his debut in the marketplaces, cafes and discos. Shortly after, he joined the Rail Band of saxophonist Tidiani Koné, whose success in all of West Africa brought his fame. Half a century later, Keita is recognized as a star of African music, for the beauty of his voice, and for his ability to keep the spirit of his Mandinka roots and his traditional instruments in productions of international stature. What a joy to find the great singer, inventor of an Afro-pop who has toured the world, and whose appearances have become rare in recent years, at the heart of an evening that celebrates Africa’s creative dynamism.

Genre: World Music
Director: Giuseppe de Vecchi
Duration: 56 minutes
Format: HD

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Brad Mehldau “Three Pieces After Bach” live at the Philharmonie de Paris 2018

Brad Mehldau is one of the most influential jazz musicians of the last twenty years. For this exceptional programme, he takes Bach’s The Well-Tempered Clavier as a starting point to inspire his compositions.

By committing to Three Pieces After Bach, a project created at Carnegie Hall in New York in 2015, Brad Mehldau was immediately clear in his approach: “It’s not a question here of doing jazzy Bach. I have nothing against that, but my program includes only works by Johann Sebastian Bach or my own music.” Even if the influence of classical music – and that of Bach in particular – has always been big for many jazz musicians, what Brad Mehldau is proposing here is quite novel. The American pianist has always grasped his art without blinders on, and with unfailing intellectual rigor, whether playing his own composition or a jazz standard, or even a Radiohead pop theme. Three Pieces After Bach is first and foremost his personal way of taking on Bach’s heritage on virgin paths. From the Modern Jazz Quartet to Jacques Loussier via Joachim Kühn and, more recently, Dan Tepfer, the history of jazz is full of experiments around the Cantor of Leipzig, but the one that Mehldau offers is unlike any other.

Genre: Jazz / Classical music concert
Director: Samuel Thiebaut
Duration: 75 minutes
Format: HD

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Morphed / Tero Saarinen 2018

In Morphed, a band of seven men, bursting with intense, yet multi-layered masculine energy, delve into manifold themes such as change and sensuality. Tero Saarinen‘s internationally praised choreography ranges from the brutally aggressive to the meditatively soft and minimalistic – much like the music by composer Esa-Pekka Salonen. The stunning set and lighting design by Saarinen’s long-time collaborator, Bessie-award winner Mikki Kunttu, are complemented by insightful costumes from one of Finland’s leading fashion designers, Teemu Muurimäki.

Genre: Contemporary Dance
Director: Louise Narboni
Duration: 61
Format: HD

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Kurt Elling 5tet and the National Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra live at NOSPR Concert hall, Katowice, Zadymka Festival 2018

Grammy winner Kurt Elling, according to The New York Times, one of the most outstanding singers of our time, performs with the National Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra in Katowice. It’s the only concert in the country, during the 20th edition of the LOTOS Jazz Festival Bielska Jazz Zadymki.
Elling, known for his technical mastery and emotional depth of a rich, four-octave baritone voice, is famous for expanding the possibilities of jazz vocalism, making him one of the most popular performers of modern jazz.
Performing with his quartet and a dozen or so NOSPR band members conducted by Alexandra Humali, the program includes pieces from his latest albums, modern interpretations of jazz standards and, of course, improvisations.

Genre: Jazz
Director: Samuel Thiebaut
Duration: 54 minutes
Format: HD

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Notes du Travail / Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker with Jean-Guihen Queyras / Rosas 2019

On August 26 2017, Mitten wir im Leben sind/Bach6Cellosuiten, choreographer Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker’s latest performance, premiered at the Ruhrtriennale in the Maschinenhalle Zweckel in Gladbeck. Thanks to the ingenious architecture, the dance-like rhythmic structure and their timeless beauty, Johann Sebastian Bach’s Cellosuites are being considered a landmark in the history of Western music. Anne Teresa De Keersmaekers affinity with Bach has been apparent in previous performances. She strives for a choreographic manner of writing that grasps Bach musical language. In this performance, the six suites, interpreted by world renowned cellist Jean-Guihen Queyras, are danced by three male and two female dancers, among whom De Keermaeker herself. The fascinating symbiosis between music and dance uncovers both the nature of each of the suites separately as their mutual interaction within the cycle as a whole. Filmmakers Olivia Rochette and Gerard-Jan Claes have been filming the rehearsals in Rosas Brussels’ studios and in the period before the opening night in Gladbeck.
The film ‘’Notes du Travail’’ will be a documentation of the unique work process in which De Keersmaeker and the dancers, by means of an in-depth analysis of the partition and together with Queyras, search for a dramaturgical and choreographical ‘translation’, adaptation and inquiry in and of Bach’s Cellosuites.

Genre: Documentary / Dance
Directors: Olivia Rochette and Gerard-Jan Claes
Duration: approx. 52 minutes
Format: HD

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Nuit Erik Satie with Nicolas Horvath at the Philharmonie de Paris 2018

The young French virtuoso Nicolas Horvath makes you live a unique experience until the end of the Nuit Blanche, tackling all the works for piano of the composer Erik Satie.

After having marked audiences with his 24-hour marathon at Maison de la radio in 2015 and his 11-hour concert at Nuit Blanche 2016, Nicolas Horvath revisits complete works in an entirely new format with the composer Erik Satie.

The pianist-performer, reiterates the experience on the occasion of the 2018 Nuit Blanche at the Philharmonie de Paris, two years after his memorable performance of piano works by Philip Glass.

From “Gothic Dances” to “Silly Pranks”, the pianist accustomed to working on lengthy performances, explores contemporary music and is interested in the importance of the context of the work and the intentions of the composer.

Throughout this timeless night, Nicolas Horvath transports spectators through his immersive performance.

Genre: Classical music concert
Director: Thierry Villeneuve
Duration: 8H31MIN
Format: HD

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