the Music festival at the musée du quai Branly

visuel de l'affiche officielle de la Fête de la Musique 2009 © ADCEP
affiche officielle de la Fête de la Musique 2009 © ADCEP

sunday 21st June, to mark the Fête de la Musique, a nationwide festival of music, the musée du quai Branly is presenting music and poetry providing a relaxing interlude far from the hustle and bustle of the city

focusing on acoustic and instrumental music from Vietnam and Cape Verde, the day at the quai Branly will act as a counterpoint to the official slogan ("50 years of French songs") of the 2009 Music Festival.

at the musée du quai Branly, in a relaxed, family atmosphere, the public can discover the Vietnamese musicians of the Lang Toi (my village) show. This show from the new circus of Vietnam is performing a number of dates in June, at the Claude Lévi-Strauss theatre.

for the Music Festival, in the open air theatre of the museum gardens, the musicians and acrobats of the troop will perform excerpts from the show and highlight the traditional music and instruments they use. They will interpret extracts from the traditional Vietnamese repertoire.

three sets will be performed by the musicians of the Vietnamese Lang Toi troop in the museum gardens

  • 2pm-2:30pm
  • 3pm-3:30pm
  • 5:30pm-6pm

at 4pm the musée du quai Branly invites visitors to call in at the Kerchache reading room for an acoustic guitar recital by two guitarists from Cape Verde: Vamar and Tuia.

this guitar duo will transport you to the tropics of a parallel Cape Verde, with a blend of tradition and experimentation. In the cosy and relaxing setting of the Kerchache room, the public will be lulled to the many rhythms of the archipelago: the morna, coladeira, funana, sanjon and the batuque are all on the programme. With their melodies and harmonies Vamar and Tuia wish to express the uniqueness of these islands bathed in the nuances of the Atlantic, Africa and the Portuguese language.

the guitar duet recital of Vamar & Tuia from Cape Verde will take place in the Kerchache room from 4pm to 5pm

free admission subject to available seats