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Cinema Rencontre theater

19 Jun | 18h - 00h

Massilia Afropea at La Savine

Brigitte Sombié, Rokhaya Diallo, the Part du Pauvre/Nana Triban company, Alice Diop, Eva Doumbia

Sound Musical School B Vice,
Marseille

Performances, concerts, fashion shows, exhibitions, lectures and round tables, hairstyling workshops… A myriad of events to share and to enjoy make up this year’s Massilia Afropea, a festival that celebrates the Afro-Europeans of Marseille, France, and Europe. The start of the festival is being held in the La Savine neighbourhood of Marseille and is paying special tribute to a young man who grew up there, Ibrahim Ali, who was part of the rap group B.Vice and was shot dead at the age of 17 by a member of the far-right Front National party on 21 February 1995.

Massilia Afropea then continues its programme on 23 and 24 June at La Friche la Belle de Mai.

For this programme, an understanding of French will greatly enhance your appreciation of the event.

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6pm to 8pm: Projections in the context of the book “Afro!” by Brigitte Sombié and Rokhaya Diallo

Location: community centre

Audience: all ages

Presentation: Afrois a project created by the journalist, writer, and director Rokhaya Diallo and the photographer Brigitte Sombié based on their book of the same name. Rokhaya Diallo discovered the “nappy” movement in New York (a portmanteau of natural and happy) anche returned home to search for Parisians of African origins who wore their haire in a natural manner. The work is accompanied by photographs by Brigitte Sombié.

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6pm: Meeting with Rokhaya Diallo to discuss the Afro! exhibition and book by Brigitte Sombié and Rokhaya Diallo

Location: outside the Sound Musical School building.
Audience: all ages

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9pm: Theatre  – Performance “On ne badine pas avec l’amour” by Alfred de Musset, performant by the Part du Pauvre/Nana Triban company (Marseille).

Location: outside the Sound Musical School building.
Audience: all ages

Presentation
Alfred de Musset wrote « On ne badine pas avec l’amour » [No Trifling with Love] in 1834 after he returned from Venice and had broken up with George Sand as a form of response to Sand’s novel  Indiana.

Eva Doumbia first staged her adaptation of this classic play in 2000 and it played both in Marseille and in several Sub-Saharan African countries. 

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10:30pm: Cinema – Projection of the documentary “Vers la Tendresse” by Alice Diop (Paris)

Location: outside the Sound Musical School building.
Audience: all ages
Length: 39 minutes

Presentation: This film is an intimate exploration of the masculin territory of a housing complex in the poor suburbs. As the film follows the days of a group of young men, it emerges that women are nothing more than shadows or virtual manifestations in this world.

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11pm: Meeting & Discussion with Eva Doumbia and Alice Diop

Location: outside the Sound Musical School building.
Audience: all ages

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