In response to the strong attendance for the exhibition Art/Afrique, le nouvel atelier, the Fondation Louis Vuitton announced today that it will extend the exhibition’s run until Monday, September 4th.
This one-week extension will give the public the opportunity to visit the Fondation during an additional Nocturne on Friday, September 1st, which will serve as a festive close to the multi-disciplinary programming reflecting the diversity of African creativity.
Fondation Louis Vuitton has extended evening hours every first Friday of the month, called La Nocturne, which allow visitors to see and experience the Fondation’s exhibitions and architecture until 11.00 p.m.
For the upcoming Nocturne on Friday, July 7th, the entire Fondation will vibrate from 7.00 p.m. to 11.00 p.m. to a rhythmic line-up of African music, arranged by Syllart Records and Radio Secousse.
The auditorium will host a concert by Sidiki Diabaté. An icon of urban Malian music, the ‘Little Prince of Kora’ mixes traditional and electronic sounds, and became known by international audiences when his single ‘Validée’ was remixed by French rapper Booba in 2015. Diabaté is currently on tour with the French rock singer M for his album ‘Lamomali’.
On the terraces of the Frank Gehry building, visitors will be able to enjoy the sets of three DJs of Syllart Records and Radio Secousse, BBrave and Crystallmess.
In all the exhibition galleries, cultural guides will offer visitors micro-tours every 30 minutes to discover an African country from the perspective of one of the exhibition artists.
African flavours are also on the program. Cantine du Marché, will take over the terraces, offering a selection of cocktails, fresh exotic fruit juices and artisanal beers, all to the sounds of the DJs’ virtuosities. They will be joined by Table Nali, which will serve up satisfying African street food inspired by the roving food vendors of Bangui’s streets.
Le Frank and Table Nali will also pair up for the occasion, with an original menu drawing upon African gastronomy and French technique (Reservations required: firstname.lastname@example.org –
+ 33 (0)1 58 44 25 70).
The Fondation will propose a special admission price of €10 for the Nocturne (€5 for visitors under 18, artists and job seekers). Reservations can now be made at www.fondationlouisvuitton.fr.
Shuttle service will be extended to coincide with the opening and closing times of the Fondation.
ART/AFRIQUE LATE HOURS #2
FRIDAY 7 JULY 2017
7.00 p.m. – 11.00 p.m.
PERFORMANCE BY SIDIKI DIABATÉ
10.00 p.m. – 11.00 p.m. – AUDITORIUM
Sidiki Diabaté (Mali) is the son of virtuoso musician Toumani Diabaté. Known as the “little prince of the kora”, he represents the 72nd generation of one of the foremost families of griots and kora players. A writer, composer and performer, Sidiki Diabaté’s music is a fusion of traditional and electronic sounds. Known by the wider public for his single “Validé”, which was re-recorded by Booba in 2015, Sidiki Diabaté has been an iconic figure in Mali’s urban music scene for a number of years. He is currently touring with M to promote the album “Lamomali”.
Find out more about Sidiki Diabaté: https://www.facebook.com/sidikidiabateofficiel/
AFRO DJ SETS
7.00 p.m. – 11.00 p.m. – TERRACES
DJ set by Syllart Records and Radio Secousse
7.00 p.m. – 8.00 p.m.
Syllart is an African and Afro-Latin music label created in Paris in 1978. It has been instrumental in promoting African music around the world and is responsible for the careers of some of the greatest artist in African music including Alpha Blondy, Youssou Ndour and Oumou Sangaré. It is led by DJ and producer Binetou Sylla, who is helping to promote and shape the new generation of music coming out of Africa and the diaspora.
Find out more about Syllart Records: https://www.facebook.com/syllartrecords/
Secousse is an Internet radio station dedicated to local music from around the world. It distils these gems online and via its app, as well as in DJ sets and playlists. The head of Radio Secousse, Etienne Tron, is co-founder of the Comptoir Général in Paris and the Afro-Pop group, The Very Best.
Find out more and listen to Radio Secousse: www.secousse.tv
DJ set by BBrave
8.00 p.m. – 9.00 p.m.
Benjamin Lebrave is a French DJ and producer based in Ghana, where he runs the record label Akwaaba Music. Under the name BBrave, his DJ sets explore local African sounds, but he also explores the music of the world on his travels.
Listen to BBrave : https://soundcloud.com/akwaabamusic
DJ set by Crystalmess
9.00 p.m. – 10.00 p.m.
Born and based in Paris, Christelle Oyiri, aka Crystallmess, draws inspiration from her Ivory Coast and Caribbean roots. Her DJ sets reflect her vision of a postmodern black identity, navigating between Kuduro, South African Gqom and hip-hop.
Listen to Crystalmess: https://soundcloud.com/crystallmess
7.00 P.M. – 10.00 P.M.
Every 30 minutes on levels -1, 0 and 2, starting at the “Micro Tours” meeting points
Choose your destination and discover a work of art! Our guides will take you on a brief but exhilarating tour to discover an African country through the eyes of an artist featured in the exhibition.