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 June 21st, to mark the Fête de la Musique, a nationwide festival of music, the musée du quai Branly presents music and poetry and provides 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") from 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 will perform on a number of dates in June, at the Claude Lévi-Strauss Theater.

For the Music Festival, in the open air theater of the Museum Gardens, the group's musicians and acrobats 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

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

at 4 pm 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 program. 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.

Vamar & Tuia's guitar recital from Cape Verde will take place in the Kerchache Room from 4 pm to 5 pm

free admission subject to available seats