This is the sister blog to the website Marseille City of Culture. Here you'll find information about our selection single performances and short exhibitions in Marseille. For information on longer running events and exhibitions, see our web site. For other information (some will be in French) see our facebook or our Google+ page.
Jazz musician and explorer of world music, Manuel Hermia is involved in a number of musical projects, one of which is this trio (Manuel Hermia Saxophone, Flute, Bansuri; Manolo Cabras, double bass; Joao Lobo, drums, percussion). Their album Long Tales and Short Stories won the Octave Prize for the best Jazz project.
The concert at the Cri du Port starts at 8:30 on Thursday 29 March and costs 12€
Babel Med is a world music forum with the days dedicated to professionals and the evenings open to the public. You can hear music from all over the world all in one place. There are a number of stages and around 10 performers each evening.
It costs 15€ per evening. It's at the Dock des Suds. It starts at 7:30 on Thursday and 6:30 on Friday and Saturday and finishes around 2am. The tram (but not the metro) will run late to encourage you use public transport.
It's not exactly Marseille but it's close and it's a good cause. This concert features two local choirs Voix en Sol Mineur and Orphée. It's in the Salle R Galhuid in Gréasque (close to the Mairie), it starts at 8:30 and it's in aid of Rétina France, a charity that promotes research into ophthalmology. Entry is free (though you may wish to contribute to the charity).
This year Marseille's traditional carnival will be all about water to mark the end of the World Water Forum.
The main event will be a procession from the Rond Pont du Prado to the Parc Borély on 17 March from 2:30 to 3:45, with a finale in the Park from 4pm. All the big names will be there including Posiedon, Venus, Noah, Archimedes and Ulysses. Not to be missed.
image from carnaval2012.info
There are also processions all over the city on different dates, for details (in French) see the City's website.
The 6th World Water Forum is taking place in Marseille this week. To mark the event you can go along to Cours Estienne d'Orves (behind the Vieux Port) and see the work of German photographer, traveller and ecologist Hans Silvester projected onto a wall of water. There's a performance at 7pm, 8pm, 9pm 10pm and 11pm and they last about 20 minutes.
The People of the Omo Valley Hans Silvester/Rapho/Eyedea