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Babel Minots
BABEL SCREENS
Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur Regional Showcases
BABEL AWARDS 2017
BABEL MED MUSIC WELCOMES HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS AND APPRENTICES FROM PROVENCE-ALPES-COTE-D'AZUR
BABEL MED MUSIC : ECO-RESPONSiBLE, WITH A SENSE OF SOLIDARITY
15-18 MARCH 2017

 

4 DAYS OF MEETINGS AND SHOW INVOLVING THE YOUNG AUDIENCES

From 15 to 18 march, Babel Minots is renewing its activities and features for professionals of the Young Audience scene involving world music. For its 3rd edition, the event is developing with workshops and shows (at the Nomad ‘Café) as well as an original new production (at the Dock des Suds), and also an increased presence on the Babel Med Music market (in the Dock J1 hangar) with a Kids Corner dedicated to exchanges between the professionals of the sector who promote creative work, dissemination, educational and cultural actions with young children.

The 3rd Babel minots is produced by Nomad ‘Café and the villes des musiques du monde, in partnership with Babel med music and JM France, and supported by SACEM.

WED 15 MARCH – Nomad’ Café – 11 Bd Briançon – 13003 Marseille

09:00 : Reception of the delegates

09:30 : Meetings/workshops concerning children & youth

What structures for young audiences in world music and current music? What development can we imagine for the sector in the PACA region of south-east France, based on observations and concrete experiences of dynamics? Organized in the form of workshops, this meeting will bring together players involved in music and, more broadly, national education and local/regional government.

12:30 : Cocktail reception opening of the 3rd Babel Minots (Reserved for accredited professionals)

14:00 : JE RÊVE !… by Ça conte pour l’ouïe/Cie L’Énelle
A fantasy musical quest, guided by words and swing, to nd an essential ingredient: inspiration

THURSDAY 16 MACH – Nomad’ Café – 11 Bd Briançon – 13003 Marseille

12:00 : Cocktail reception organised by SACEM (Reserved for accredited professionals)

13:00 : Presentation of the Cabaret Savage’s creation for the young audience

14:00 : RED CUCKOO by A Spurious Tale
With Irish traditional music, to the sounds of the violin and the banjolele.

15:00 : TAMBOURS by L’Esprit Frappeur
This virtuoso trio explores the fantastic world of drums, an instrumentarium with a thousand nuances.

FRIDAY 17 MARCH – Nomad’ Café – 11 Bd Briançon – 13003 Marseille

13:30 : LE VOYAGE DE ZYRIAB  by Bab Assalam
The superb alchemy between oriental traditional music and western electro-rock.
15:00 : chAque Jour une petite vie by la Cie Méli Mélodie
A musical memory of the little moments of pleasure and the important rituals of childhood.

SATURDAY 18 MARCH 

Dock des Suds – Salle des Sucres – 12 Rue Urbain V – 13002 Marseille

11:00 : LA CITÉ DES MINOTS – Produced by Nomad’ Café et Villes des Musiques du Monde
After working in 3 primary schools in Marseille, Moussu T leads a creative project with 100 students, involving 7 songs on the theme of the sea from their repertoire with Bruno Allary (Cie Rassegna).

Nomad’ Café – 11 Bd Briançon – 13003 Marseille

15:00 : LE VOYAGE DE MEHMET by Maria Robin et Shadi Fathi
A journey on the legendary Silk Road and a dive into the world of music and dance of Central Asia.

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village minots (16-18 march – Hangar J1)
Shows et meetings (15-18 march – Nomad’ Café)
Cité des Minots (18 march – Dock des Suds)
www.lenomad.com/babel-minots et www.dock-des-suds.org/babelmedmusic2017

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All these shows are free of charge, open to the public and to accredited professionals. Booking : Nomad’ Café – 04 91 62 49 77 – babelminots@lenomad.com


Babel Med Music expands to a selection of movies and documentaries on world music illustrating cultural diversity, dialogue between cultures.

Produced in collaboration with the CMCA (Mediterranean Centre for Audiovisual Communication) as part of the Primed.

Bibliothèque de l’Alcazar, Cours Belsunce, 13001 Marseille
Dock J1, 4982 quai de la Joliette / Bvd du Littoral, 13002 Marseille

 



Bibliothèque de l’Alcazar
– 58 Cours Belsunce, 13001 Marseille

THURSDAY 16 MARCH

16:00
CHEIKH EL HASNAOUI, DE LA MAISON BLANCHE A L’OCÉAN BLEU by Abderrazak Larbi-Cherif, 80’, 2015, Algéria.
The life of the emblematic Kabyle singer Cheikh El Hasnaoui in his struggle for a diverse, pluralist Algeria.

17:25
QUATRE SAISONS BY Pauline Burguin, 52’, 2016, Brittany/France.
12 musicians from French Brittany participate to a new original musical creation.

18:30
THE KINGS OF HAPPINESS by Lamiaa Ramadan, 32’, 2016, Egypt.
The evolution of chaâbi music in Egypt, adapted in a techno version called mahraganat.

FRIDA 17 MARCH 

16:00
CHŒURS EN EXIL BY Nathalie Rossetti et Turi Finocchiaro, 77’, 2015, France, Belgium, Poland.
A voyage of initiation in Anatolia, in the heart of the chant Armenian ancestral song tradition.

17:25
FABER IN SARDEGNA by Gianfranco Cabiddu, 60’, 2015, Italy.
A moving musical journey on the trail of Fabrizio De André in Sardinia…

18:30
CANTA EL DILUVIO by Maxime Roy, 30’, 2015, France.
In Jerez de la Frontera, immersed in “Colegio”, the last refuge of everyday amenco.

SATURDA 18 MARCH 

15:00
ÉPOPÉE by Aurélia Barbet, 47’, 2016, France.
Portrait of the La Joliette neighbourhood in Marseille, with its songs of sailors and the local people.

15:55
TUNISIA CLASH by Hind Meddeb, 65’, 2015, France.
Young Tunisian rappers talk about their hopes, between a bitter observation and a hunger for freedom.

17:05
MUSIC FOR HUMAN by Elise Darblay 52′, 2015, France
The making of music of the movie “Human” by Yann Arthus Bertrand.

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DOCK J1 – 4982 Quai de la Joliette – 13002 Marseille

THURSDAY 16 MARCH

17:00
SICILY JASS – THE WORLD’S FIRST MAN IN JAZZ by Michele Cinque, 74’, 2015, Italy.
The story of Nick La Rocca, a Sicilian born in New Orleans, among the jazz of the late 19th century.

FRIDAY 17 MARCH

13:45
SONIDO MESTIZO – THE NU LATAM SOUND ECUADOR BY Pablo Mensi, 66’, Argentina.
“Tradigital & electropical” journey through Ecuador, produced by ZZK records pioneers

15:00
WACHM’NHAL by Salim Akki, 21’, 2015, France.
Between dreams of success and everyday realities, in the footsteps of Morocco’s young musicians.

15:30
BALKAN BLUES – RACCONTI DA MOSTAR by Lucio De Candia, 35’, 2016, Italy.
The artistic and social life of the city of Mostar and the leading group Sevdah Reunion.

16:15
FORBACH FOREVER by Marie Dumora, 135’, 2015, France.
From Forbach to New York, the daily life of the people who make manouche music.

SATURDAY 18 MARCH 

14:30
A FILM ABOUT KIDS AND MUSIC. SANT ANDREU JAZZ BAND by Ramon Tort, 101’, 2013, Spain
The rich Catalonian project of a big band of children from 6 to 18 years old, based on jazz repertoires.

16:15
LAMPEDUSA, THE NEW SONGLINES by Michele Fumeo & Pier Giorgio Mangiarotti, 60’, 2015, Italiy.
An ambitious educational project with children from Lampedusa, 15 musicians and the Lipadusa band.

17:30
THE WORLD MAKES MUSIC by Margriet Jansen, 82, 2016, The Netherlands
When world music deeply changes the lives of western music-lovers…

 

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Babel Med Music wishes to highlight the region’s artists by enabling them to be heard by a large public audience as well as by professionals.
A regional stage is organized within the market, promoted by Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur Regional Council, where 7 artists will perform in 20-minutes showcases followed by informal get- togethers.

THURSDAY 16 MARCH

13:00 : SIBONGILE MBAMBO
The captivating songs of the Xhosa siren

18:00 : GERMAINE KOBO
World song with African roots and cross-cultural melodies

FRIDAY 17 MARCH

12:30 : TRIO DIWAN
A dreamlike ethno-jazz caravan, from New York to Bénarès via Africa

13:30 : TRIO NAFAS
The warm breath of world-jazz fusion with Mediterranean sea spray

17:30 : TANT QUE LI SIAM
Powerful Occitan polyphonic song from the Ventoux area

SATURDAY 18 MARCH

13:00 : HYPNOS
The oriental meanderings of the sandman’s music

14:00 : LA MOSSA
The women’s polyphonic sextet with a travelling spirit

 

 

BABEL MED MUSIC honours artists and professionals of world music: 5 awards for musical creation and talents without borders. Certain awards will be presented during the opening ceremony on Thursday 16 March 2017.

BABEL MED MUSIC & RÉGION PROVENCE-ALPES-CÔTE D’AZUR AWARD

2017 Awards-winners :

  • RACHID TAHA
  • GÉRARD DAVOUST  (honorary chairman of SACEM)
  • SAÏD ASSADI (Le 360 Paris Music Factory, Accords Croisés, Festival Au Fil des Voix)

This award goes to an artist and a music professional who are recognized for their commitment to and involvement in the world music scene.

FIP AWARD

Curious and demanding, Fip radio explores the world of music in complete freedom. By awarding a prize to an artist selected to perform at Babel 2017, the radio undertakes to highlight the award winner by inviting them to broadcasts and including them in its programmes of music. The winner will be revealed during the month of March.

PONT TRANSATLANTIQUE AWARD

2017 Award-winner : BETTY BONIFASSI

The Transatlantic Bridge Award stimulates the circulation of artists between Europe and North America. With this award, the winner spotted at Mundial Montréal has the opportunity to be presented in a showcase as part of the Babel Med Music selection (and vice versa).

ADAMI WORLD MUSIC AWARD

2017 Award-winner : CHASSOL

Adami manages performers’ rights, promotes new talents, and supports artistic employment through its aids for creative work. Presented during Babel Med Music, the ADAMI Award rewards a remarkable world music artist.

BABEL AWARD BY SCHOOL STUDENTS AND APPRENTICES FROM THE PACA REGION

High school students and apprentices from the PACA region have voted for emblematic artists from region who are selected to perform at Babel. The winner, revealed in mid-March, will perform on the forum stage in the Hangar J1, during mornings dedicated to high school students.

Rencontres de sensibilisation sur le monde du spectacle proposées par la Région PACA

On 16 & 17 March, as part of Babel Med Music, in collaboration with the Latinissimo association and the Academies of Aix-Marseille and of Nice, the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur Regional Council – Babel Med Music’s main sponsor – is organizing special events to introduce 600 high school students and apprentices to the world of live entertainment. These events allow them to understand the different stages of musical creation and production, to be aware of hearing hazards, to attend a private concert and to discuss with the artists.

BABEL MED MUSIC : AN ECO-RESPONSIBLE FESTIVAL 

Babel Med Music is committed to a program of sustainable growth and eco responsibility that has an impact on the economic, human and social aspect of the event and of the organisation as a whole.

As a result of this commitment, a host of questions about work ethics are discussed and debated both during the festival and throughout the rest of the year.

Various actions are being undertaken regarding the following : transport – public transport, bicycle parking, shared driving pick-up spots; communication – for instance in the use of paperless communication whenever possible and in the use of recycled paper and vegetable inks; catering, recycling, recycled packaging; as well as the pooling of equipment and their energy saving policy.

BABEL MED WITH A SENSE OF SOLIDARITY

Babel Med Music has been a partner of the organisation called ‘Culture du Coeur’ for many years. ‘Culture du Coeur 13’ is an organisation whose aim is to ght against exclusion by encouraging easy access to culture for people from all horizons especially the under- priviledged.

As a result of this policy, Babel Med Music puts aside 150 free tickets. They also welcome with open arms, organisations who work with young people in order to help with their integration in Society. These young people are being given work experience : preparing the stands, working on the desk and helping with security.