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Thursday 6 February
Théâtre Antoine Vitez - Scène d'Ivry
1, rue Simon Dereure 94200 IVRY-SUR-SEINE
+33 (0) 1 46 70 21 55

Metro line 7, stop Mairie d’Ivry.
RER C, stop Gare d’Ivry.
By car: The theatre is next to Hotel de Ville (City Hall), wherever you come from, follow “Centre-Ville” (City Center)


Serge Pey - lyrics, vocals | Beñat Achiary - vocals | Julen Axiary - percussions, vocals

Doers, tellers. Strong, silent types, and relentless walkers. It appears Serge Pey’s husky voice can easily speak for all four of those. His self-proclaimed action poetry tirelessly explores the orality of poetry. The chanting poet, an immigrant’s son and heir to libertarian movements, strives to circumvent our syntaxic logic. Speech and action become one and the same, and Serge Pey’s shamanic beat allows him to masterfully render his own poetry, using all the resources his body has to offer. He lets his body and everything else run free, and it is easy for Benat Achiary, an old friend of his who performs with his son Julen, to keep up with him. Three rhythmical poltergeists, three chanting masters forging a common path amidst our worldly metamorphoses. And the ride is easy on the ear.



Abdullah Miniawy - vocals, lyrics, composition | Peter Corser - saxophone, clarinet, compositions | Pierre Le Bourgeois - cello

We’ve seen it here and there over the past few months — frontiers are at issue. Should they open or close? Abdullah Miniawy made up his mind in 2013, on Tahrir Square in Cairo. A Sufi screamer, a poet, an impetuous rapper, he’s forged his own path via social media. Whether his flow sways on a percussive trance or whether he proclaims a sound insurrection, Miniawy reconciles ancient traditions and contemporary issues, and he has come to represent Egypt’s fiery youth. Far away from the Arab spring and their point of origin, his hypnotic vocal loops move the audience to their core. With his highly flammable mix of erudite, muezzin-like chanting and urban rap, Le Cri du Caire presents a concert and a spectacle where hopeful sweet nothings and sharp, edgy diction meet sheer musical power.

Le Cri du Caire is an original creation by La Voix est libre produced by L’Onde & Cybèle.

Coproduction : Bonlieu – Scène nationale Annecy, Maison de la Culture de Bourges – Scène nationale/centre de création, Le Grand T – Théâtre de Loire-Atlantique, Théâtre 71 – Scène nationale Malakoff, FGO Barbara.

With the support of DRAC Île-de-France, ADAMI and ARCADI

With the help of l’Institut du Monde Arabe