No, Musiques Métisses, it's not just concerts

No, Musiques Métisses, it’s not just concerts

Tthree stages to listen to world music for three days. That’s what we tend to remember about Musiques Métisses. Too bad because in fact, the festival offers a much wider program than that: meetings with authors, cinema, yoga, children’s shows and even, this year, an escape game. Everyone can find happiness here. There is only to draw.

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Tthree stages to listen to world music for three days. That’s what we tend to remember about Musiques Métisses. Too bad because in fact, the festival offers a much wider program than that: meetings with authors, cinema, yoga, children’s shows and even, this year, an escape game. Everyone can find happiness here. There is only to draw.

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An escape game

This is the novelty of this 46e editing. As part of the festival, an escape game is offered on the Plateau, at Escape Yourself at 45T rue Hergé, which has reworked one of its scenarios for Musiques Métisses. The one-hour activity takes place Saturday and Sunday, at 3 p.m. 48 participants per session will be able to try their hand at solving a crime. It is possible to venture there from the age of 10. Tickets, excluding entry to the festival, vary between €18 and €20. To book, go to the escape game website (escapeyourselfangouleme.fr).

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Literature

A total of eight authors have been invited by the festival. Two matches are still scheduled for Saturday. At 3 p.m., the L’Alpha media library will welcome Elisa Shua Dusapin and Lilia Hassaine. The first grew up between Paris, Seoul and Porrentruy (Swiss Jura). The second is a novelist and journalist on TMC, in the Quotidien program. She has just published her second book, bitter sun. At 4:30 p.m., at L’Autre bookstore (18 rue de Beaulieu), José Manuel Fajardo will reveal himself. A journalist and historian by training, the Spaniard has written several novels and historical essays.


Elisa Shua Dusapin will be at the Alpha this Saturday, for a literary meeting.

Photo Romain Guélat

Note that the boards of the first graphic novel by Nadia Nakhlé, The Birds don’t look backare also exhibited in the hall of the Magelis cellars until Sunday.

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The cinema

This weekend, the cinema is also mixed. Two screenings are planned as part of the festival. This Saturday, at 2 p.m., Cantar o morir is shown at the cinema de la Cité. The film deals with the ritual struggle of the Raramuris of the Sierra Tarahumara (Mexico) for the survival of their language and their traditions, in the face of deforestation, drug trafficking and acculturation. After the screening, a meeting is scheduled with Gabriela Trujillo. Today director of the Grenoble cinematheque, she has just published her first novel. Ella was born in El Salvador, during the civil war. During this meeting, Sylvie Marchand, the director of the film will also be present.

James Noël is invited to Littératures Métisses.  Sunday, he will intervene after the broadcast of the film Freda.


James Noël is invited to Littératures Métisses. Sunday, he will intervene after the broadcast of the film Freda.

Photo Francesco Gattoni

Sunday the movie Freda is screened at 2 p.m., also at the Cité cinema. It tells the story of a young girl who lives with her mother and sister in a popular district of Port-au-Prince. Faced with the challenges of daily life in Haiti, everyone wonders whether to leave or stay. But Freda wants to believe in the future of her country. James Noël, poet and writer, will speak after the screening. He founded Passagers des vents, the first artistic and literary residence structure in Haiti, the country in which he was born.

On presentation of a festival pass, tickets for screenings are €3.50. Otherwise, the usual price is applied (full price at 9€).

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Yoga

For the second consecutive year, outdoor yoga is planned during the festival. Saturday and Sunday, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., a session is scheduled in the Emca gardens. Emmanuelle, who gives lessons in Angoulême, and Francis Passicos, who plays the sitar, will be in charge. Everyone can participate, from 10 years old. The activity is still not recommended for pregnant women under three months and people with cardiovascular and/or joint constraints. It is also important not to have eaten 1h30 before the session. Mats are not provided and tickets cost €15, excluding the festival ticket office. Reservations are required on the Musiques Métisses website. No place can be purchased on the site.

The caravan is converted into a real itinerant tattoo parlor

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A space for children

The children’s village, Casamarmaille, is open Saturday and Sunday, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. On the grass and under the trees, the space dedicated to the little ones organizes activities, giant wooden games, memory games and puzzles… Saturday, at 4.15 p.m., the Company La folie de l’ange will play fables by La Fontaine . An oboe creation workshop is scheduled from 4:15 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. Then the Wild Child collective will host a party at 7 p.m. On Sunday, the Compagnie La folie de l’ange will put on a show at 4:15 p.m. An instrument creation workshop is scheduled from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. A final show, “We are all someone’s half-breed” will be played at 4:50 p.m., in partnership with the Imprévu festival and the Adapei Charente.

Bonus tattoos

Finally, a tattoo artist will be present at the festival. Since 2015, Joe Tonté has been traveling with his caravan, across the country and Europe. “In the spirit of foodtrucks, it’s what we could call a tattootruck: the caravan is converted into a real traveling tattoo parlour”, she describes on her site. At Musiques Métisses, she will offer flashes, designs ready to be tattooed, and temporary tattoos.

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