Antibes jazz festival
Juan-Les-Pins, from 12 to the
July 22, Tel: 04.97.23.11.11
and int. : 04.97.23.11.21,.
Jazz in Marciac,
from July 31 to August 15.
Summer pop-rock 2006 begins in Switzerland in Montreux with a tray of dream to celebrate forty years of the festival, June 30, an evening of tribute to the great guru of the firm of discographic Atlantis, Ahmet Ertegun: Jeff Beck, Solomon Burke, Chic, George Duke, Bette Midler, Robert Plant and Jimmy Page between other are announced. It will be there! Then, between old and new school, is in the endorsement.
During this time, our young readers will have planted their tent in Belfort. Because the Eurockéennes, it is the best of the global rock in three days and one of the most important European summer festivals. That became the popes of the house and techno (such as Daft Punk) The icons of the 1980s have still to the FIFO (Morrissey, Coldcut) The young guard of the rock has the "Woodstock" (The Strokes, Arctic Monkeys) soul
The followers of the French chanson will be spoiled in La Rochelle with Francofolies of madness. All the France who sings well there go to mid-July: Diam's, Cali, Dominique A, Emilie Simon, Yann Tiersen, Les Têtes raides, Clarika, Arthur H, Anaïs, Dyonisos, Louise, Katerine, Anis, Raphaël, Jean-Louis Aubert, Alain Chamfort, Juliette, Thomas Fersen, Benabar...
Mid-August, the trendy rock will appreciate the alternative stars of the time on the road to the Rock of Saint-Malo. In the menu, including Franz Ferdinand style rock and melodic pop of Belle and Sebastian the two groups stars of Glasgow , and the Texas pop-rock band Calexico.
It is in Paris that it is to wrap the ball in beauty with the fourth edition of the prestigious Rock in Seine festival, end of August. Two events in the menu: the return of Radiohead, the largest group pop of the world since the end of the 1990s, and that of the great bidouilleur, pioneer of hip hop techno, DJ Shadow. Not to mention a few beautiful foals of the new stage: The Rakes and the rock got excited. Phoenix and their pop chiselled French; Clap Your Hands And Say Yeah and yankee alternative enthusiasm...
Festival of Montreux,
from June 30 to July 15,.
The Eurockéennes of Belfort,
from 30 June to 2 July.
The Francofolies of La
Rochelle, from 13 to 18 July,
The road to the Rock of Saint-
Malo, from 11 to 13 August
Rock in Seine, 25 and
Finally the Asia
Deans of the French world, "Métis music" festivals of Angoulême to launch the season of festivals before the summer. The concerts take place throughout the city and this 31st Edition focuses on the Indian Ocean with Malagasy groups (the excellent player valiha, Rajery, Malagasy All Stars), Reunion (Danyel Waro veteran and new come Nathalie Natiembé) and Mauritian and Comorian artists. Other archipelago of Cape Verde which delegates us the inevitable Cesaria Evora, good news, notes, the "onda nova" Chekist and Lura. As in the usual, Jamaican poster (Lee Scratch Perry, Max Romeo) is very nice, like that of the continental Africa with Malian Amadou & Mariam, Salif Keita and Nigerian Seun Kuti, son of Fela.
Home of the southern festivals, Suds, at Arles, invite glamour flamenco of Martirio, Darko Rundek, and his dark but vibrant Balkan universe.
Asia is often the great absent from world events. A beautiful exception, the "Oriental" of Saint-Florent-le-Vieil, in edge of Loire, between Angers and Nantes. This unique event in Europe, founded by former Foreign Minister Hervé de Charette, made this year, two consecutive weekends during, share beautiful music and dance of the Japan, Cambodia, India, of Taiwan, of Iran, of Turkey, of Indonesia (should not miss the big band Samba Sunda), not to mention gastronomy, readings, films and lectures in a convivial setting.
Auvergne and its spaces... More than 80 country music festivals take place through all the France, but the favorite of the purists remains "Go Country" which takes place outdoors in Craponne, in the Haute-Loire. As every year, there will be a beautiful delegation from the city of Austin, Texas, Mecca of the "outlaws", and philatelic, the excellent Mark Chestnutt. Colours and ambience guaranteed. Not far away, in ideal, the Highlands Festival dedicated to the cultures of mountain home, him, music of the "highlands" in Scotland.
The Suds, from 10 to 16 July
The Oriental, 23
on June 25 and June 30 at the
July 2, Eastern
from 26 to 30 July
from 30 June to 2 July.
Honour at Montpellier Danse imposing with its selection of young designers from Tunisia, Turkey, Algeria, Morocco or Israel give us news from the body in countries where dance is not a primary concern. Also include the new piece of Switzerland Gilles Jobin, "Double two", twelve performers struggling with the figure of the duo. Finally, between flamenco evenings, and "Ha!". HA! ", the last folly of Maguy Marin on regale a major recovery,"Impressing the Czar", William Forsythe, by the royal Ballet of Flanders. A monster ballet who "converts" his classical roots to a field of experience with a battalion of dancers in school uniforms. Exhilarating.
Festival de Marseille neighbour also receives these Flemish with a composed program, Forsythe/Robbins, and the Michael Clark Company, the name of the enfant terrible of English dance capable of a sexy dance in Devil and provocative, but sometimes, alas, a plan-plan modernism; It nevertheless expected his "O Stravinsky Project Part 1" with delicacies. A not to miss in the studios of the national Ballet of Marseille marathon "Made", the school of Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker.
Avignon is a choreographer, Josef Nadj, play the guest artist for this 60th mollified Edition of the festival: Nadj y created "Asobu", a tribute to Henri Michaux and, most intriguing, "Paso Doble" with the painter Miquel Barcelo. Event yet with the solo of Hamid Ben Mahi and his accomplice Guy Alloucherie: "be talking about that." The dancer, who came from the hip-hop and having attended courses classical and contemporary, give the floor to the city and the excluded.
Finally, breath of fresh air on Paris Quartier of summer which invites us pool Delaune Ouen for the resumption of "Waterproof", some twenty years after its creation. Daniel Larrieu, her choreographer, brought together the origin of this aquatic ballet troupe bright poetry.
Montpellier dance, June 24
July 7, dance, Tel.: 0.800.60.07.40.
Festival de Marseille,
from 12 June to 12 July.
Paris Quartier of summer,
on 14 July to 15 August.