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The Faces of Nuits d'Afrique

In collaboration with le Partenariat du Quartier des spectacles

August 13 to 15 and August 20 to 22, 2020

August 18, 2020 12:00:00
Enjoy the experience

The Faces of Nuits d’Afrique

 

August 13 to 15 and August 20 to 22, 2020

Produced by Festival International Nuits d’Afrique
Presented by Groupe Banque TD
In collaboration with the Quartier des Spectacles Partnership

 

• Édifice Wilder Espace Danse
• Façade outside of Saint-Laurent Metro Station
• Façade of the Grande Bibliothèque
FREE

 

 

 

 

Waiting eagerly to make the city shake to the beats of world music, the Festival InternationalNuits d’Afrique presented by TD invites Montrealers to discover The Faces of Nuits d’Afrique, a
multimedia work that will be projected onto the most alluring façades in the Quartier des Spectacles from August 13 to 15 and August 20 to 22, 2020.

 

Conceived by artist Jérôme Delapierre jointly with Eden Creative, this multimedia show, projected onto four buildings in the Quartier des Spectacles, will let us see and hear the talents of four Montréal artists or groups who are emblematic of Nuits d’Afrique: singer and griot Djely Tapa (2020 JUNO Award – Best World Music Album and 2019-2020 Radio-Canada Revelation), the charismatic Mateo (2020-2021 Radio-Canada Revelation), the exuberant Naxx Bitota, and the Benkadi troupe of acrobats and musicians.

 

This monumental visual work also offers an interactive and co-creative experience. Visitors will be invited to dance in front of a giant screen installed on the ground and equipped with a 3D camera that will capture, in shadow puppet form, their dancing silhouettes visible in real time on this virtual fresco.

 

Through this activity, the Festival international Nuits d’Afrique, presented by TD offers Montrealers and visitors alike the opportunity to enjoy a fun and creative experience that they will be able to share live on social media using the hashtags #dansafrique and #FINA2020.

N.B. : An information officer will be on site to enforce physical distancing.

 

 



ABOUT THE ARTISTS AND CREATORS

JÉRÔME DELAPIERRE and EDEN CRÉATIVE

Jérôme Delapierre is a Montréal-based visual artist and interaction designer. He has been involved on several projects with the Festival international Nuits d’Afrique since 2009. His 12
years’ experience in interactive installations has made him an expert in immersive and reactive environments. He has collaborated with numerous artists, including the Cirque du Soleil, Coeur
de Pirate, DJ Champion, Alex Nevsky, Isabelle Van Grimde and many more. Jérôme Delapierre is part of the Montréal-based non-profit organization Eden Creative, founded in 2015 with the mission of creating in situ immersive experiences and multidisciplinary shows that promote human interactivity.

 

 

BIOGRAPHIES OF THE MUSICIANS AND DANCERS

DJELY TAPA (Mali-QC) – Biography
MATEO (Colombie-QC) – Biography
NAXX BITOTA : (Congo-QC) – Biography
BENKADI (Afrique-QC) – Biography

 

 

ARTISTIC CREDITS
The Faces of Nuits d’Afrique

Artistic Director: Jérôme Delapierre
In collaboration with Raphaël Dupont and Eden Creative
Musicians and dancers: Djely Tapa, Mateo, Naxx Bitota and Benkadi
The Faces of Nuits d’Afrique
Produced by Festival International Nuits d’Afrique
Presented by TD
In collaboration with the Quartier des Spectacles Partnership

 

 

 

 

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