Azalai project at the Wazemmes l'Accordéon Festival - Lille
55 images Created 24 May 2013
Azalai Laboratoire Nomade is an innovative and itinerant laboratory for cultural experimentation. A moving platform that aims at creating a map of the present time connecting our continent with the ‘worlds of culture’ that populate it, with the new identities that are reflected in it, with the process of encounter and exchange that draw its territories and margins. Africa who lives in Europe is the main theme of the project, that explores and consolidates new musical languages that produce shared models of valorization of cultural diversities and creative development of new forms of meeting in the European territory. Crossings, crossbreeding, fusions of the Africa “inside” Europe are worked out through residencies where artists participate in a research work on a re-formulation of tradition and on an experimentation of languages of synthesis between the realities and the visions that make up contemporary Europe. These productions are presented in a series of concerts within festivals and European spaces together with thematic workshops and meetings. In this reportage, the Azalai musicians gather in Lille from many countries of Europe and Africa for the Wazemmes l'Accordéon Festival.