Place Salvador Allende 94000 CRÉTEIL
Metro line 8, stop Créteil-Préfecture. Exit gate 25 of the mall. The theatre is at the bottom of Place Salvador Allende.
By car: At Porte de Bercy, take the A4 towards Nancy-Metz, Créteil-Sénart highway ramp, then head towards Créteil-Centre, then Mont-Mesly / Hôtel de Ville.
FREE CAR PARK at the Hôtel de Ville down the street from the theatre.
ELAINE MITCHENER "THE VOCAL CLASSICS OF THE BLACK AVANT-GARDE"
Often, the Vocal Classics of The Avant-Garde sets start rather traditionally. The musicians cross the venue all the way up to the stage, poly-clapping and mouthpieces ready to sound the charge. Presently we’re roaming Mozambique market places, we’re in Harlem in 1933 or in Chicago in 1973. Or antique fairs, steeped in Great Black Music, among the marching bands shouting and tottering across NOLA. Fiery melodies, powerful improvisations, and magnificent, bare voices. Elaine Mitchener, lead singer, follows in the footprints of Abbey Lincoln and maybe Jeanne Lee, and creates a music which sways with inalterable class, beauty, and lucidity.
Avec le soutien de l'Onda - Office national de diffusion artistique.
ARCHIE SHEPP & JASON MORAN "LET MY PEOPLE GO"
There’s nothing much to say when you talk about a legend. A myth is a myth. What else is there to say? But sometimes, as tonight, a legend can walk and breathe. As does Archie Shepp. Free saxophone player and expert trailblazer uniting the spiritual and the physical realm with forceful gospels and spirituals. The duo created with Jason Moran is full of palpable force. Moran plays the piano the way others paint, combining energetic strokes, strong lines, and passionately libertarian, powerful moves. The two of them breeze through homages to giants such as John Coltrane. Nothing can stop them, nothing can bound them; they simply exchange spontaneous impressions.
Album release: Feb. 5, 2021, “Let My People Go” (Archieball)