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Essonne: Salif Keita is "Essonne-Mali Festival"

"Along with Salif Keita, we met the same values, Aurélie Gros (LR), the President of the Council of Culture, the president of the council was very pleased to have his proposal to be the confession of this 2nd 019." On Friday, Malian musicians Essonne Mali Festival will take place at the Ris-Orangis Plan. During the first session, all departments before the meetings.

Concerts, exhibitions, talks and even movies, the program of this new edition is rich and varied. Almost ten days in the 40 events, 16 hosts and 39 partners were gathered to create this external poster. "This project is based on the culture of Mali and on African culture," says Aurélie Gros. Mali's collaboration is the oldest in the department. It is based on equality, our two countries are equally represented. Our intention is to create a festival in Mali today. "

Exchange with the public

Great, programming is a proud place in all African cultural areas. On Saturday, Saturday, the Boussy-Saint-Antoine cultural center will be shown. West African music will be followed by Etampes on February 9th at Nuru Kane Bahos concert (€ 10) and the traditional photography or art exhibition will be successful with Draveil, Bures-sur-Yvette and Massy. In the end, the theater is not in Corbeil-Essonnes, Briis-sous-Forges or Saint-Michel-sur-Orge.

To promote exchanges with audiences, workshops and internships will be offered. Both dance workshops will be held in Ris-Orangis on February 3. In the morning, a percussion workshop will also be offered.

"This new edition can be said to be the real first edition of the festival, selected by the Minister, and last year we added with the programming of Afrikan. At this time we have our programming."


Shortly afterwards, a 50-year career and always this mix to defend the colors of Mali in its entirety. This year, EM Fest has been chosen as Salif Keita as its sponsor, and will begin a worldwide tour in April and will perform ten tracks from the "Another White" album.

Why do you accept the 2?e edition?

SALIF KEITA. "This is a cultural cooperation between Essonne and Mali, because we speak French only, we are French, we need events for this event.

What will your role be?

I will give a concert on Friday night on the Plan and on Saturday, I will be at the screening of Manthia Diawara's "World Opera". (Editor's note: Cinoches in Ris-Orangis). I will see that the movie will be exchanged at the same time by the audience with the participants.

What are the consequences of this festival in Mali?

It promotes peace and cultural exchange. Music is a good way to solve social problems. Mali is a good thing to give her a good picture. We accept it and that's a lot for us.

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