See you downstairs, at the corner of your street, in your favorite harbour, your adored concert hall, your cherished gallery. See you down there because that’s also where the life is. At the bottom of your house, and all the way down in France, here in Marseille and the surrounding area, because that’s where the pulp is shaken!
Thursday 26 :
Another Italy is to be discovered at the MuCEM. It is to the 21 letters of the Italian alphabet that this transalpine primer sticks, vertebral column of another Italy, the new MuCEM exhibition: “A” for “Antichità”, “B” for “biscotti”, “C” for “costumi”, “D” for “devozione”… to define this other Italy, this Italy that It’s not the one we remember as a schoolboy or a tourist. All the consonant (consonants) and vocal (vowels) of this primer are illustrated by pieces chosen from the MuCEM collections. Pieces that tell us, as do ethnologists returning from a mission from another end of the world not so far away, about this popular Italy, its daily life, its costumes, its customs, its beliefs, its festivals and its crafts. . (Inaugurated yesterday, the exhibition is to be discovered until October 10 in the collection room of Fort Saint-Jean — Entrance via the J4 esplanade or via the MuCEM footbridge, on the Panier side — Every day, except Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. after. — €11 / Reduced price: €7.5.).
The Spring of Contemporary Art invades Marseille. Three weeks from today to June 12 whether it rains, sells or shines, it’s the Spring of Contemporary Art in Marseille as elsewhere in the region or even in the country of France. Here in the City of Phocaea, a host of cultural and contemporary art venues open their doors at the end of the afternoon for this inauguration. Young self-taught talents or just out of school or Fine Arts, established artists and established values exhibit their creations. We therefore circulate from 5 p.m. from the Pillard Factory, not far from Plombières, to La Friche la Belle de Mai, to the Frac at La Joliette, to the Ateliers Jeanne Baret at Canet, to Vidéochroniques at Le Panier, to Fotokino or to the Sissi Club at Reformed, at the Galerie des Grands Bains Douches in La Plaine… Rather than mentioning them all, at the risk of forgetting some, you might as well take a trip to the demo website, demonstration that never ends with sticks or flashballs, but rather in good humor and the ecstasy of discovery. Aix-en-Pro, Châteauneuf-le-Rouge, Istres, le Tholonet, Miramas, St-Rémy-de-Provence and Vitrolles are also playing the role of Printemps de l’Art contemporain. (Until June 12. All info are here.)
Friday 27 :
The Collectif Musique de Fête orientalizes the Makeda, which does not ask for more! A collective supported by the Today Records label and the producer Kasbah, Musique de Fête with ears wide open to the Orient, an Orient they love and express themselves in music. On the menu for this evening: the Marseille trio Zar Electric and the DJs/Producers Kasbah and Bab who in their respective sets cross grooves borrowed from traditional music from the Maghreb, the Middle East, and today’s beats. The world sound dear to our ears, has not finished surprising us! (From 10 p.m. at Makeda — 103, rue Ferrari — 13005 — €7 presale, €10 on site + €1 membership.).
The Super Cafoutch, the first cooperative and participative supermarket in Marseille, celebrates Coco Velten.Without even waiting for the next opening on rue du Chevalier Roze, of this new kind of supermarket, this Super Cafoutch (that’s its name) where the customer is not the pigeon, nor the turkey of the farce, but rather, but also the boss, the employee and ultimately the client, the activists of this project, have chosen to party in order to attract new members. On the menu: a well-stocked table of vegetarian tapas cooked by Quentin from the association The Rock and the Bird, and the Alpha Diallo concert followed by that of the Jo Keïta Quartet. Originally from Côte d’Ivoire, Jo Keïta is one of the African voices that nourishes and regenerates the Marseille sound. To monitor. (From 6 p.m. at Coco Velten — 16, rue Bernard du Bois — 13001 — Free price in support of Super Cafoutch.).
Culture Debout, a solidarity and free festival at Parc Longchamp. Organized by Emmaüs Pointe Rouge, Banlieue Santé 13 and Sol en Si with the support of the Town Hall of the 4 & 5 ardts of Marseille, Culture Debout offers “3 days of concerts, dance, sharing and happiness”, because living together easily imagine around the party. This first evening is rocking with a live performance by ATOEM, a machino’ duo from Rennes, followed by the DJ-set of Marseillais Jack Ollins. (From 6 p.m. in front of the fountains of Parc Longchamp — Free entry.).