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Saturday 23 February
8 pm
Maison des Arts
Place Salvador Allende 94000 CRÉTEIL
+33 1 45 13 19 19

SUBWAY : line 8, Créteil-Préfecture station. Take the way-out on your right. Pass the mall. Take the way-out gate 25 (near Carrefour supermarket). Arriving Place Salvador Allende. Venue is at the end of the square.
ROAD : go to Porte de Bercy. Take the A 4 road, Nancy-Metz direction, Créteil-Sénart access road. Head to Créteil-Centre, then Mont-Mesly Hôtel de Ville.
FREE PARKING near City Hall below venue.
FREE RETURN TRIP SHUTTLE to Châtelet and Bastille (subject to availability) 


NASHEET WAITS - drums | AMBROSE AKINMUSIRE - trumpet | TARUS MATEEN - electric bass | AMADOU SISSOKO - tama | ABDOU DIALLO - overlapping doundoun | AMADOU DEMBELE - djembe, vocals | SOUNTOUCOUMBA KONE, MILES OKAZAKI - guitars | GUÉSSÉRÉ MAMADOU DIABATÉ - doundoun

In 68, the young white Rolling Stones sang Child Of The Moon on the B-side of their explosive Jumping Jack Flash. With their feet glued to the English soil, they couldn’t know that in the USA, some had long dreamed of a return to the African Motherland. Nasheet Waits, one of the most prominent drummers on the US scene, is the son of one of them (a certain Freddie). With three friends and young Malian musicians, he brings the dream of the paternal generation to its highest level. With his eyes to the sky and his hands immersed in Dogon astronomy, his ears still full of the formative years with Max Roach or Ed Blackwell, this child of show-business has interstellar dreams in the plural form. Facing the moon are the Children of the Star.



FRED WESLEY - trombone | PHILLIP WHACK - saxophone | GARY WINTERS - trumpet | REGGIE WARD - guitar | DWAYNE DOLPHIN - bass | PETER MADSEN - keyboards | BRUCE COX - drums

Fred Wesley is an icon. The gilding of the funk icon has the colour of the copper of his trombone and his veneration would look more like a Saint-Vitus dance than a session at a Zen marabout. Fred Wesley? To make a long story short, we knew him as chief arranger at the Godfather of Soul, James Brown, then groove senator at Georges Clinton's Parliament-Funkadelic. Nothing less. Armed with his new “New JB'S” (there has already been a batch in 1974), Fred Wesley has assembled one of these perfect ensembles for a festival closing. He is an exegete of funk, P-funk, jazz-funk and other ternary rhythms on wheels. It's dancing, it's shaking. Perfect, then, to say goodbye and see you soon.

Obamaloo Jazz - With a Little Help from My Friends