Mario Canonge and SAKESHO

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Mario Canonge and the Sakésho quartet, Andy Narell, Michel Alibo and Jean-Philippe Fanfant

Press File

the garden

For the 4th edition of Sound Week, held from 16th to 20th January 2007, the musée du quai Branly will open its doors to host the events scheduled for Saturday 20th

The day will close with a concert by Mario Canonge and the Sakésho quartet.

Program for January 20th

2 pm

Welcome. Introductory speech.

2.15 pm

Tribal sounds using (Japanese and Amerindian) ancestral shamanic techniques and the shamanic drum.

by Don Mino Balta, specialist in shamanic practices

2.45 pm

Functioning and the artistic, affective, psychological and social role of oral transmission.

by Gérard Authelain, President of the Agence Musique Danse



Vocal music in sub-Saharan Africa: Beninese women's songs and Senegalese men's songs.

by Madeleine Leclair, ethnomusicologist, responsible for the musée du quai Branly Musical Instruments Collections and Luciana Penna, ethnomusicologist, responsible for Oral Tradition Music at the Cité de la Musique

4.45 pm

Transmission of music in Bulgaria.

by Marie Barbara Le Gonidec, responsible for the Departement of Music and Word at the Musée des Civilisations de l’Europe et de la Méditérranée (former Musée National

des Arts et Traditions Populaires)

5.15 pm

Orality and jazz.

by Daniel Maximin, poet and novelist

Poetry/piano duo: CONNIVENCES with Alain Jean-Marie


How can oral expression be preserved by recording?

by Serge Noël-Ranaivo, responsible for OCORA - Radio France editorial coordination, and Daniel Triplon, responsible for the RFO sound library

7.00 pm

Closing concert.

by jazz pianist Mario Canonge with the Sakésho quartet and invited musicians: Max Cilla, virtuoso traditional flautist, 'the Father of the Mornes Flute' in Martinique; Alain Jean-Marie, pianist and Ibrahima Diaw, Afro-M’bala bassist