9 FREE multicultural CONCERTS

Hi folks

this is my double bill events as usual i do like to have multi cultural events where we talk about global events and sip our coffee and interact with environment and issues that concerns us universally i hope to see few of you there. We will be next to the cafe inside the Square.

 

the Performers Performers
on stage !

For the first time, the most famous square in London will be filled with the colours and accents of francophone countries. We expect to welcome more than 70,000 spectators to enjoy performances by artists from Lebanon, Haiti, Senegal, Luxembourg, Belgium (Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles), Switzerland, Quebec, Tunisia and France.

Television viewers all around the world will be able to watch the event live on the French television channel TV5 Monde.

 

LEBANON
RAYESS BEK

12.35pm

It may be said that Rayess Bek started his career as a rapper and composer at the age of 7 when young Wael Koudaih wrote his first poems in parisian suburbs. However, the real Rayess Bek started rapping in Lebanon, his home country, in 1996. His lyrics are full of his commitment against the war in his country. He fast became one of the major spokesman of the rap and slam poetry movement in the Middle-East.

With over 200 concerts all around the world, he has revealed his talent through solo shows, festivals, in intimate as well as impressive venues such as the Palais des Congrès in Paris, opening for Missy Elliott and Busta Rhymes.

> www.rayessbek.com

HAITI
Mélissa Laveaux

1.15pm

A self-taught musician, Mélissa Laveaux has learnt music by ear and through books. Born in Montreal to immigrant Haitian parents, her music - a subtle mix of roots, folk, and blues - reflects this cultural heritage.

Mélissa has opened for several artists who have inspired her music, including Feist, and has toured in many French festivals to promote her debut album 'Camphor & Copper.' She still has strong links with the country of her ancestors, and was deeply affected by the tragic earthquake of 2010, using her website to recommend some charities to the people willing to help the Haitian population.

> www.melissalaveaux.com

Senegal
NABY

2.00pm

Since 1996 and his first appearance on the Senegalese reggae scene with his band Peace & Peace, Naby has collaborated on dozens of albums. This musician who presents himself first and foremost as a 'child of Senegal' has once undertaken an initiatory journey through Mali and Guinea in order to reconnect with his origins.

Enriched by this experience, he started working on his solo album 'Dem naa' which was released in 2008. Granted the RFI's 'Découvertes' awards in 2009, he is also a charismatic performer, who has supported well-know artists such as Youssou N'Dour and Alpha Blondy.

> www.myspace.com/demrek

LUXEMBOURG
Claudine Muno
& The Luna Boots

2.45pm

Novelist, designer and song-writer, the multi-talented Claudine Muno is first and foremost an experimenter. Claudine Muno's solo project became Claudine Muno & The Luna Boots in 2003 as a result of what was supposed to be a side project.

Bewitching, intriguing and timeless, the first album ‘Petites chansons méchantes’ was released in 2007. Then the band strayed from the classic 'chanson' to create a folk/pop album, 'Noctambul' (2010) featuring Beatles songs.

> www.thelunaboots.com

WALLONIA-BRUXELLES FEDERATION
JALI

3.35pm

Barely a year after deciding to learn the guitar, Jali releases his first album 'Des jours et des lunes' (Barclay Universal, 2011). Self-taught, Jali, a 22-year-old Belgian originally from Rwanda, leads us between folk, soul, reggae and 'chanson.'

The rediscovery of his country of origin 15 years after leaving it was a revelation. His thirst for music grew, and gave birth to a new 'pearl' of the Belgian-French scene. The young artist has already been a guest of the Tiken Jah Fakoly and Bernard Lavillier tours. Bon voyage !

> www.myspace.com/jalismusic

Switzerland
NOGA

4.20pm

Shining and tireless, Noga keeps surprising us with her fifth album 'Miel et Poivre, Poivre et Miel' released in September 2010 by the Harmonia Mundi label.

Noga is one of the emerging singers-songwriters of Switzerland. Accompanied on stage by Patrick Bebey (piano, derbouka, keyboard...) and Eduardo Tomassi (percussion), Noga offers a 'zesty' music inspired by her travels. A pinch of humour, jazzy-Oriental-pop songs and positive messages are the ingredients of her recipe, tested and approved.

> www.myspace.com/nogaspace

Canada, Quebec
ALFA ROCOCO

5.00pm

When Justine Laberge and David Bussières started playing together in 2004, it was just for fun. Eight years and two albums later, the duo from Quebec have received many awards for their electro pop music.

Alfa Rococo are the spokespeople for Offices Jeunesses Internationaux du Québec, an association helping young adults from the province to fulfill their professional goals. They performed all around the world to promote their first album 'Lever l'ancre' (an album that was first composed during an European trip), including a show for the Winter Olympics of Vancouver in 2010. Their song 'Chasser le malheur' was ranked n°1 on the top 100 of French-speaking Quebec radio stations.

> www.alfarococo.com

Tunisia
Emel Mathlouthi

5.45pm

Emel Mathlouthi is a Tunisian artist, influenced by classical, latin american and rock music as well as Arabic singing. She created her first rock band at the age of 15 and has never stopped singing since. It's only in 2004 that she started writing in Tunisian in order to communicate feelings such as nostalgia, anger, sadness, love or delusion.

Collaborators include prestigious names of the musical scene such as Tricky or CharlElie Couture. Emel is one of these singers that really come to life on stage, and that's the reason why she's been touring all over the world during the past few years.

> www.emelmathlouthi.com

France
Féloche

6.25pm

With his voodoo mandolin, Féloche drives all over France with Léa Bulle (accordion-trumpet-samples) and Christophe Malherbe (double bass) to promote his electro-cajun music. His first solo album 'La Vie Cajun' was released in 2010.

As a former member of the famous Russian band VV (Vopli Vidopliassova), this virtuoso is also the producer and member of Pantin, a quirky electronic duo.

> www.myspace.com/feloche

9 FREE CONCERTS

Concerts begin at 12.30pm
and end at 7.00pm

Food and drink on sale.

THE PROGRAMME

12.35pm
Lebanon
Rayess Bek
(Rap, Slam)
____

1.15pm
Haiti
Mélissa Laveaux
(Folk)
____

2.00pm
Senegal
Naby
(Reggae)
____

2.45pm
Luxembourg
Claudine Muno & The Luna Boots
(Chanson)
____

3.35pm
Belgium
(Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles)
Jali
(Folk/Soul/Chanson)
____

4.20pm
Switzerland
Noga
(Chanson World Jazz)
____

5.00pm
Canada, Quebec
Alfa Rococo
(Pop)
____

5.45pm
Tunisia
Emel Mathlouthi
(World Music)
____

6.25pm
France
Féloche
(Chanson, Pop)

 

The Exhibitors

Come along and join us at Trafalgar Square on 17 March

 


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