Tuesday, 15 November 2011

Yiddish Punk Cabaret Sunday 20 November

Or Eastern European Folk Rock, or Klezmer for the alienated. You decide how to describe it after hearing international cultural phenomenon Daniel Kahn and the Painted Bird at La Meson on Sunday 20 November at 8pm. Entry 10€.
Latest album Lost Causes

Monday, 14 November 2011

Massalia Orchestra 28 November

It's at the Opera Marseille but it's not opera. It's a group of singers who will sing chanson with a difference, a fusion of classical, opera, and jazz. Go along to hear new and original French chanson composed by Jean-Claude Roger. If you miss them in Marseille they are performing at the Grand Théâtre de Provence in Aix on 2 December.

You can reserve by contacting cultureplusprovence@gmail.com or telephoning 0770606980

Wednesday, 9 November 2011

National Ballet of Marseille 9 to 12 November

Three productions from the National Ballet of Marseille by three invited choreographers: Inverses - exploring alienation by Annabelle Lopez Ochda, Les nuits d'été by Thierry Malandan, based on six melodies for voice and piano by Berlioz, and The Birds by Jean-Christophe Paré, Director of the Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Danse de Marseille.
It costs 9-12€. You'll have to be quick to get tickets 9 and 10 November are sold out.
Tel. 04 91 327 327.

Tuesday, 8 November 2011

Live music 11 and 12 November

La Meson brings you two very different concerts. On Friday 11 November at 8pm Booster Echoplex concert, nu jazz/live looping. Booster, a child of funk and 70s groove produces a sound described as somewhere between jazz and electro-chic, with a collection of bizarre, including some home made, instruments. Entry 7€
Booster Echoplex Project

Saturday 12 November at 8pm, an acoustic soul concert with Gerald Toto and David Walters, two solo singer/guitarists performing together. The concert will include songs from Gerald Toto's recent album "Spring Fruits". Entry 10€
Gerald Toto
David Walters

Thursday, 3 November 2011

Playing with Fire, November 4

Friday, 4th of November sees the opening of a video installation entitled "For whom, for what, do we burn?" (Pour qui, pour quoi, brûlons-nous ?) by Dominik Barbier at the Espace Culture - 42 La Canebière 13001 Marseille.

Men on Fire
Apparently, Dominik Barbier has always been fascinated by playing with fire - why not go along and give it a try, it starts at 18.00 and it is free.

Flamenco at La Meson 5 November

Music, food and dancing at La Meson: Tablao Flamenco with Paca Santiago. La Paca is performing at La Meson on Saturday 5 November 8pm. It costs 12€. It's a small venue so booking is recommended.

La Paca

Wednesday, 2 November 2011

Jazz Concerts 3 and 11 November

Two great jazz concerts at the Cri du Port, 12 euros (plus 1€ seasonal membership fee)

At 8:30 on 3 November Benjamin Faugloire Project, a trio (piano, drums, double bass) who got together in 2005. Now promoting their second album, The Diving.

Benjamin Faugloire
AT 8;30 on 10 November, Ping Machine, not a trio, more a big band with 13 members and a sound inspired by Darcy James, among others, moving between classic big band, swing and modern. They're promoting their new album, "des trucs pareils"released in September. Definitely worth a look (or listen).