Bal de L'Afrique enchantée
LE BAL DE L’AFRIQUE ENCHANTÉE (The Enchanted Africa Ball)
Nuits d’Afrique anniversary special: 35 years of stories and music encapsulated in an explosive celebration, to be seen and reseen. It’s going to rock!
LE BAL DE L’AFRIQUE ENCHANTEE takes the audience on a musical journey across the African continent, spanning styles, countries and eras.
More than two years after stepping aside, the three MCs of the France Inter radio show L’Afrique enchantée, Soro Solo, Vladimir Cagnolari and Hortense Volle, along with the band Les Mercenaires de l’Ambiance, are back on stage for one reason and one reason only: to celebrate the 35th anniversary of the Festival international Nuits d’Afrique!
Les Mercenaires de l’Ambiance are a dance machine made up of 11 versatile musicians and singers who perform the great hits of the modern African repertory. From Ghanaian highlife to Congolese rumba, not to mention Nigerian Afrobeat, this is an opportunity for the public to get to know the beats as well as the stories of the African continent.
Vlad, Solo and their niece Hortense recount the historical and political context that led to the often legendary songs, some of whose original performers appeared at the festival.
Platoon leader: Christophe Cagnolari
MCs: Vladimir Cagnolari, Soro Solo and Hortense Volle
Ballou Canta, vocals
Kandy Guira, vocals
Christophe Cagnolari, saxophone
David Dupuis, trumpet
Olivier caron, trombone
Christian Templet, drums
William Monkama, percussions
Bisou Bass, bass
Abdoulaye Traore, guitar
Florian de Junnemann, guitar
Philippe Montagne, keyboards