Conferences, debates, panels, presentations, press conferences, meetings…

Babel Med Music is extended by a selection of films and documentaries on world music presented at :
ABD Gaston Defferre - 18-20, rue Mirès - 13003 Marseille
Tel : + 33 [0]4 91 08 61 00
Saturday 26TH MARCH | 09:00 - 18:00 | Free entrance

09:00 - 09:55 | L’extraordinaire leçon - Ravi Shankar
Film written by Bernard Tournois, directed by Frédéric Le Clair, Fr 2009, 55 min, Prod Accords Croisés
A music less by the god of the sitar! In 2008, Ravi Shankar gave a master class to the audience in the Salle Pleyel concert hall, Paris, during which he revealed some of his secrets.

10:00 - 11:00 | L’usage du Monde, un été silencieux
The Musée Branly’s collection of documentary films, directed by Stéphane Breton, film-maker and ethnologist, published by Editions Montparnasse

11:00 - 12:00 | Bodega, Buf de vida !
Film by Sophie Jacques, directed by Stéphane Valentin, 52 min, Fr 2010, Prod Coquina Mesclanha Latina
The bodega or craba is a traditional bagpipe of the Languedoc area of south-west France. Treated with contempt for a long time, it almost disappeared. This documentary gives a voice to the main people responsible for its renaissance.

12:00 - 13:30 | Il sibilo lungo della Taranta
Film by Paolo Pisanelli, 88 min, original version + French subtitles, It 2006, Prod Big Sur, Provincia di Lecce, Unione dei Comuni della Grecia Salentina, Istituto Diego Carpitella
Music and poetry of Salento, the extreme southern tip of the Puglia region of Italy. A musical journey in the world of the pizzica.


13:35 - 15:00 | Benda Bilili !
Film by Renaud Barret & Florent de La Tullaye, 85 min, original version + French subtitles, Fr 2010, Prod Screen Runner
Ricky has a dream: to make Staff Benda Bilili the best music group in Congo-Kinshasa. From the first rehearsals to their world-wide triumph, STAFF BENDA BILILI tell us the story of this dream that came true.

15:00 - 16:00 | Le Baroque Nomade en Ethiopie, à la rencontre des Azmari
With the Film Director
Written and directed by Grégoire Mercadé, 52 min, original version + French subtitles, Fr-Ethio 2010, Prod Kanjil / Cogitoergovideo
How western baroque music blends into the magic of azmari song, improvisation and dance and takes us away to discover legendary Abyssinia!

16:00 - 17:00 | Lo Cor
Film by Christian Lorre. Fr, Les Productions du Triton
Tours in France and abroad by the excellent Cor de la Plana, a male voice choir directed by Manu Théron.

16:55 - 18:00 | Trobadors, un voyage occitan
With the Film Director [to be confirmed]
Film by Sarah Benilouche.Tita Productions 60 min, Fr 2011
Singing in Occitan today, the choice by a dissident tribe of a language of resistance ?


FIP celebrates its 40th anniversary !
With high standards and full of curiosity, FIP freely explores the world of music to share its enthusiasm and its discoveries with its listeners.
With its eclectic selection of music and its feminine voices full of complicity, FIP has created itself a unique identity in the world of radio. As a radio for all music that creates atmospheres, FIP is essential for the best updates of the arts and musical discoveries.
FIP supports developing artists and productions, and also experienced artists. Every year, the radio supports around one hundred albums and 250 concerts, artists’ tours and festivals, and so on. Every day, the station offers a selection of the best concerts, shows, films, festivals and exhibitions. Special care is taken with this selection because it is the most direct expression of FIP’s editorial line.

THU 24 / 20:30 - 22:30
live BABEL MED MUSIC on FIP with : JUJU [Justins Adams & Juldeh Camara] Oquestrada

MONDOMIX Babel Med Music’s media partner

Mondomix is the definitive media source to discover world-wide music and culture with up to date the news and reports. All the corners of the world conceal treasures that just ask to be revealed, to enrich our souls and heighten our senses. So live the Mondomix experience: music, film, literature, society, travel, outings and night life, reports, artists, and more!...
The essential website,
the free print magazine avaible at over 550 cultural outlets across France, a digital distribution platform, the social network dedicated, Mondomix Publishing & Productions
Mondomix magazine

Friday 25 | Saturday.26 13:00 - 14:00
market area | STAND 9

MONDOMIX TV Live from Babel Med Music

Listen to the highlights of Babel Med Music again in the Mondomix webcasts : check out the excerpts of concerts, interviews and video reports, daily chronicle and photo gallery …
Listen to live sessions and inter-views from the «Mondomix-Babel Med» TV set in the middle of the market

FRANCE MUSIQUE partner of Babel Med Music

Throughout the year, France Musique supports artists, promotes artistic creativity and assists major events that contribute to the development of “world music” and live musical performance in general.
France Musique also applies an active policy of partnerships by associating itself with numerous events and providing special editorial coverage which brings added value to its collaborations.

Vendredi | Friday 25

15:00 - 16:30 MARKET AREA
STAND 31 France musique

in direct conditions

Follow Babel Med Music on France Musique in the radio programme ‘Couleurs du Monde’, presented by Françoise Degeorges, on Wednesday 30th March from 22h30 to midnight for a journey at the heart of the Traditional Music of the world.



Live and Breath Babel Med Music on Radio Grenouille :
88.8 fm -

There are many ways to define the Grenouille project: free media, urban music and cultures, sonic creations, radio broadcasting workshops, events in the city…
Tuned in to life’s echoes, Grenouille brings you the city’s vibrations and creations.
Therefore it is only natural that Grenouille should be a partner of Babel Med Music 7th edition, an event that makes the city of Marseille resonates with the full diversity of world music each year.
Join us for the duration of the forum for live broadcasts between 17h and 19h, in the closest encounters with world music professionals.
With a special focus on Thursday 24th on the subject of inter-regionality issues and the distribution and promotion of artists, in partnership with UDCM.
And on Saturday night, we take you onboard our mobile studio to exchange views with artists and get you to the heart of Docks des Suds live concerts.

5@7 forum’s live broadcasts
From 24th to 26th march, between 17h and 19h
Public recording, stand n°48

Off Shore Stage on Radio Grenouille
on saturday 26 march from 20h
Public recording, La Plaza of the Dock des Suds

Kabbalah : sat 26 march at 5pm at the FNAC Centre Bourse (Marseilles)


Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur secondary school students and apprentices
take part in Babel….

The Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur Region - Babel Med Music’s main partner - together with Aix-Marseille Regional Education Authority and the Latinissimo association has organised on 24th and 25th March 2011 from 9:30 to 11:45 two introductory sessions to the performing art sector aimed at secondary school students and apprentices.
This event will help them identify the different steps involved in musical creation and production, they will also attend a private concert and a debate with artists.

Programme of the two mornings …


• Welcome at the Provence - Alpes - Côte d’Azur Region stand,
• Latinissimo’s introduction to Babel Med Music
• The music professions by ARCADE,
Preventive action initiated by Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur Region Cultural Department to inform young people of the health and safety risks associated with playing and listening to amplified music with the campaign ‘Trop Puissant.’
• A concert-debate to discuss the Mediterranean and Provence region musical styles, led by Trio Fernandez, the dancer Sarah Moha and Edmond Mondésir, a pioneer of modern bélé, as part of the 2011 Year of Outremer.
145 students and apprentices from seven schools in Marseille will take part in these two morning sessions.

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