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.
OUR FESTIVAL’S 30THANNIVERSARY: "A CELEBRATION OF MUSIC, LIFE AND SPIRIT"
HAMID DRAKE "A TRIBUTE TO ALICE COLTRANE"PREMIERE
Alice Coltrane was an African-American activist, an organist and a pianist able to summon the whole expansive universe as well as the most intimate moods, and she was many other things as well. As John Coltrane’s second wife, she started performing with him in 1965 and played a major part in the saxophonist’s interstellar experiments; she kept their common quest alive and kicking, integrated meditation to her musical routine, and made the harp a prominent jazz instrument before altogether retiring from the musical sphere. What is left today of her incredible, multi-faceted, one-of-a-kind trajectory? Hamid Drake will answer the question… with his drum set. And his infinite know-how. Just as incredible and multi-faceted as she was, he takes Alice’s secret legacy and pays a vibrant tribute to the larger-than-life artist known as the other Coltrane.
THE MASTER MUSICIANS OF JAJOUKA - LED BY BACHIR ATTAR FEAT. SHABAKA HUTCHINGS, HAMID DRAKE, JAMIE SAFT, JOSHUA ABRAMSPREMIERE
Feat. SHABAKA HUTCHINGS - saxophone | HAMID DRAKE - drums, percussions | JAMIE SAFT - piano, keyboards, Hammond organ | JOSHUA ABRAMS - double bass, guembri
We invited Hamid Drake to perform on the festival’s opening night, and we also invited him to give this year’s closing performance. This concert was preceded by many a rumor, many a legend, as it features the Master Musicians of Jajouka. Energized by a legacy of Moroccan Rif, their music is rooted in a-2000-year-old-tradition; they’re experts at creating infallible trances. These Master hitters have unrolled rock n’ roll and free jazz sonic thunders, respectively with Brian Jones, Archie Shepp and Ornette Coleman. Today, the ensemble – these musicians are all the sons of the first masters – honor the musical legacy of their fathers. And, to make this concert even more unforgettable, their musical rites will be accompanied by guest performers, among whom Jamie Saft and Shabaka Hutchins.