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23 September

caminos: baroque music from Latin America

from Thursday 22 September to Sunday 2 October 2011

This partnership between the musée du quai Branly, the Centre International des Chemins du Baroque and the BNP Paribas Foundation will complete "Caminos 2010-2011" and thereby the whole series of "Paths of Baroque through the New World" recounted through these events and illustrated by a series of concerts enabling the discovery of "the other half" of the universal Baroque musical heritage born from Christian evangelisation in Latin America. The mark of undoubted repression at the time, the restoration of this heritage by Latin American musicians today constitutes an extraordinary means of expression. The series of concerts shows us how indigenous cultures have succeeded in surviving through a variety of forms of metissage.

These concerts are echoed throughout the museum with the organisation of activities enabling a better understanding of the true essence of this musical heritage, particularly from the ethnological point of view. Conferences, film screenings, music and dance workshops will all combine to lead to the confrontation – finally made fraternal – of civilisations and cultures through music.

With the participation of more than 150 musicians from Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Paraguay, Peru and France.

Caminos, baroque music from Latin America is organised in partnership with the Centre International des Chemins du Baroque and the BNP Paribas Foundation.

prices and ticket office

Event prices: € 15/reduced rate € 10

Free access to workshops, conferences and screenings.

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Paths of Baroque through the New World
Thursday 22 September 2011

baroque in the extreme

in the cinema at 4.30 pm

Introductory conference by Alain Pacquier, presenter of Paths of Baroque through the New World.

free access, subject to available places

Fiesta Andina

in the cinema at 6.00 pm

Screening of Fiesta Andina, a film by Yannis and Alexis Metzinger, with the participation of Alain Corneau.

free access, subject to available places

Tupasy Maria: the baroque music of the Charca and Guarani indians

Claude Lévi-Strauss theatre at 8.00 pm

Ensamble Louis Berger (Argentina)
Conductor Ricardo Massun

A processional organ followed by bajones, the tromba marina and the mythical harp are the most spectacular of the instruments played by the ensemble, supplemented by violins and cellos modelled on the instruments played by the Guarani and Moxo Indians.

€ 15 full price, € 10 reduced price

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the search for the lost sound, Friday 23 September 2011

Conference with Ricardo Massun

in the cinema at 6.00 pm

Conference with Ricardo Massun; gambist, musicologist and lute-player.

Ricardo Massun recounts his search for the "lost sound".

free access, subject to available places

Tupasy Maria, the baroque music of the Charca and Guarani Indians

Claude Lévi-Strauss theatre at 8.00 pm

Ensamble Louis Berger (Argentina)

Conductor: Ricardo Massun

A processional organ followed by bajones, the tromba marina and the mythical harp are the most spectacular of the instruments played by the ensemble, supplemented by violins and cellos modelled on the instruments played by the Guarani and Moxo Indians.

€ 15 full price, € 10 reduced price

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Indian Baroque songs
Saturday 24 September 2011

Fiesta Andina

in the cinema at 4.30 pm

Screening of Fiesta Andina, a film by Yannis and Alexis Metzinger, with the participation of Alain Corneau.

free access, subject to available places

the four seasons of the Paraguayan harp

in the theatre foyer at 6.00 pm

Concert by Marco Lucena.

free access, subject to available places

from The Andean Altiplano to the mouth of the Saint Lawrence

Religious Songs Between Two Worlds

Claude Lévi-Strauss theatre at 8.00 pm

Coro Nacional del Peru
Conductor: Monica Canales

The Indianisation of Catholic religious songs was one of the preferred methods for evangelisation in the New World. For this reason, at the end of the 16th century, many paraliturgical works were composed in vernacular languages.

€ 15 full price, € 10 reduced price
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Metissages...
25 September 2011

Amazonian prelude baroque music in the Bolivian amazon

in the cinema at 3.00 pm

A documentary presented by its directors, Guillaume Poultorak and Thomas Coispel.

free access, subject to available places

Fiesta Criolla, a festival for the virgin of Guadalupe (1718)

Claude Lévi-Strauss theatre at 5.00 pm

Ensemble Elyma
Conductor: Gabriel Garrido

The festival of the Virgin of Guadelupe is traditionally celebrated on the anniversary of the Nativity of the Virgin. The festival lasts ten days and includes a long series of events throughout the town. Fiesta Criolla is organised around a complex ensemble of polyphonic villancicos and Salves in Castilian and Latin, written primarily by a native, Roque Jacinto de Chavarria (1688-1719).

€ 15 full price, € 10 reduced price

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Chile - The presence of Africa, Tuesday 27 September 2011

noble and popular dance workshop: the Cueca

in the theatre foyer at 4.00 pm

Led by Tiziana Palmiero, Gianfranco Daponte and the musicians of Capilla de Indias.

This is the mother of all the national dances of the Southern Cone, the Zamacueca (or Cueca) whose original name is Samba cuque – meaning "dance or danced welcome with percussion" in Bantu.  The dancers and musicians of Capilla de Indias will initiate you into the dance's noble figures.

free access, subject to available places

Caminos Morenos: black paths of baroque

Claude Lévi-Strauss theatre at 7.00 pm

 

Capilla de Indias (Chile)

Direction: Gerardo Saelzer

Conductor: Tiziana Palmiero 

The cultural contributions of black slaves left profound traces in the extraordinary melting-pot of metissage that was the music of the Baroque period in Latin America. While Brazil and the Caribbean have a recognised place, the contribution of the black races to musical production is less appreciated for the regions of Pica, Matilla and Tarapaca in northern Chile, close to the Peruvian border, and to which this event is entirely dedicated.

€ 15 full price, € 10 reduced price

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Bolivia - Moxo Indians, Wednesday 28 September 2011

shared music

Claude Lévi-Strauss theatre at 3.30 pm

Workshop led by Judith Pacquier

At the edge of the Amazonian forest, young Bolivian musicians are reclaiming the heritage of their ancestors in what is for them an essential, almost religious movement. On the banks of the Seine, other young musicians are also discovering the Baroque past, like a wonderful museum inviting their consideration and emotions. Organised in association between the Centre International des Chemins du Baroque, the departments of ancient music of the CNSM and the Conservatoire National de Musique de Paris, this workshop is open to all musicians and singers wishing to participate in this encounter.

free access, subject to available places

Tras las huellas de la Santa Loma, baroque songs and dances from the Amazon

Claude Lévi-Strauss theatre at 7.00 pm

Coro y Orquesta de San Ignacio Moxos (Bolivia)

A repository of the archives of Baroque music that they collect while travelling up the Mamoré river, year after year, the young Moxeno Indians are reconstructing the musical heritage of the famous "Jesuit Reductions" of the Amazon, which are today in eastern Bolivia.

Both singers, instrumentalists and dancers, the twenty young musicians of San Ignacio Moxos are now the most remarkable repository of this "Living Baroque".

€ 15 full price, € 10 reduced price

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Mexico - Guatemala
Friday 30 September 2011

Conference with Francis Biggi

in the cinema at 6.00 pm

Conference with Francis Biggi, a musician and musicologist working on the interpretation of vocal and instrumental repertoires from the 14th to 16th centuries.

free access, subject to available places

Hombres de Maiz

in the Claude Lévi-Strauss theatre at 8.00 pm

Ensemble Lucidarium

Converted as early as 1617 by the Jesuits, the Yaqui Indians still currently practice a syncretic cult between Catholicism and Pre-Colombian religions, marked (as is often the case in mixed cultures) by dance. The Yaqui integrate dance into all of their major religious ceremonies, accompanied by violins and harps but also by native instruments such as the jarana or percussion instruments.

€ 15 full price, € 10 reduced price
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Paraguay - The island in the middle of the land, Saturday 1 October 2011

Remains of a dream

in the cinema at 2.30 pm

Screening of  Remains of a dream, a short film by Patrick Unternehr and Anthony Dumbrill.

free access, subject to available places

Paraguayan harp and baroque harp

in the theatre foyer at 5.00 pm

Concert by Victoria Oviedo.

free access, subject to available places

young Paraguayan musicians in search of the remains of a dream

Claude Lévi-Strauss theatre at 8.00 pm

Ensemble Paraguay Barroco
Conductor: Alexandre Chauffaud

The young musicians of Paraguay Barroco mix European and native instruments whose mingled sounds confer a very particular flavour to the Baroque language. They mix harpsichord, organ, violin and cello with percussion and the Paraguayan harp still omnipresent in Paraguay today.

€ 15 full price, € 10 reduced price

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Colombia
Sunday 2 October 2011

songs of freedom

in the Claude Lévi-Strauss theatre at 5.00 pm

La Banda de Neira - Banda Sinfonica de la Institucion Educativa Neira
Conductor: Holver Mauricio Cardona Aristizabal

La Banda de Neira is performing in France with the aid of the Colombian Embassy.

€ 15 full price, € 10 reduced price

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