Concert in Chad, contemporary art in Paris and Barcelona: the cultural agenda of “World Africa”

Every Friday, the cultural agenda of World Africa offers you activities to follow or do on the continent, in France and elsewhere in the world.

  • Abdoulaye Nderguet & Bex’tet in concert in Chad then in France

Chadian artist Abdoulaye Nderguet.

The meeting of the unique voice of the Chadian singer Abdoulaye Nderguet and the borderless blues of Bex’tet, a trio led by the French pianist and organist Emmanuel Bex with the guitarist Antonin Fresson and the drummer Tristan Bex, gave birth to an album: Soul of the blues, to be released in February 2022.

After a date in October at Triton, in the small town of Lilas, in Seine-Saint-Denis, followed by an African tour through the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Guinea, Togo and Angola, the quartet of circumstance will be on stage on December 7 at the French Institute of N’Djamena. A return to the fold for Abdoulaye Nderguet, born in 1972 in the Chadian capital, whose song brings together all the musical traditions of his country.

Abdoulaye Nderguet & Bex’tet will also be in concert in France, on December 16 at Counter in Fontenay-sous-Bois (94), in the company of the Franco-Syrian flautist Naïssam Jalal, and on January 10 at Saint-Denis Jazz Club / Line 13 (93).

More information French Institute of Chad.

  • In Paris, Gastineau Massamba at the Anne de Villepoix gallery and Marcel Miracle at the Magnin-A gallery

The plastic artist Gastineau Massamba.

Until January 29, 2022, the Anne de Villepoix gallery is dedicating an exhibition to the work of Gastineau Massamba. Born in 1973 in the Republic of Congo, graduated from the Tsiémé-Brazzaville School of Fine Arts, the sculptor, painter and poet mixes artistic expressions (paintings, performances, writing, installations) and practices (charcoal, watercolor, ink de chine…) to work on the themes of the body and geopolitics. In the exhibition “Mandola…” at Anne de Villepoix, he returns to painting. His paintings evoke human figures as if thrown on the road, fleeing political or social violence.

Also in the French capital, the Magnin-A gallery presents the exhibition “Zoar”, by Marcel Miracle from December 9 to February 26, 2022. The opportunity to (re) discover the work of the artist, designer and poet born in Madagascar, and his vivid imagination, inhabited by the divination, the Malagasy divinatory art to which he was initiated.

More information Anne de Villepoix Gallery and Magnin-A

  • In Mali, the BAM festival in Siby until December 5

3D projection of the films “Womb” by Gilles Jobin and “Pina” by Wim Wenders at Centr'Art Don Sen Folo, BAM 2018 edition.

Created to promote young Malian creation, especially women artists, the BAM festival is being held this year in Siby, southwest of Bamako. Inaugurated on November 15, it continues until Sunday December 5 in the evening.

On the program for this edition, sixteen shows by young artists, including The Desert Acts by Smaïl Kanouté, dancer, painter and designer born in Paris of Malian parents and Wax by Tidiani N’Diaye, passed through the National Center for Contemporary Dance in Angers, before collaborating with the Compagnie Gilles Jobin and creating the Copier Coller structures in Bamako and Angers.

More information Medici workshops

  • In Barcelona, ​​the duo of Moustapha Baidi Oumarou and Evans Mbugua at the OOA Gallery

“The Flower Girl”, by Evans Mbugua (detail).

From December 4 until January 9, 2022, the artist duo Moustapha Baidi Oumarou and Evans Mbugua present the exhibition “Power Flower” at the Out Of Africa (OOA) Contemporary Art Gallery, located in Sitges, in the province of Barcelona.

The meeting of two generations – the first was born in 1997 in Maroua in the Far North region of Cameroon, the other in Nairobi, Kenya, in 1979 – for “Celebrate life and beauty in an idealized world free from borders, prejudices and inhibitions”, indicates the gallery. The radiant faces of the portraits of Evans Mbugua, all in brilliance and pictograms, and the silhouettes with dignified poses and brilliant colors of Moustapha Baidi Oumarou, marry perfectly.

Informations Galerie Out Of Africa

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Concert in Chad, contemporary art in Paris and Barcelona: the cultural agenda of “World Africa”