Melbourne’s Kino Cinema and Sydney’s Palace Central cinemas will screen the concert of Matthieu Chedid, known as -M-, from his “en rêvalité” (in dreamland) tour, which over 1 million people attended in France.
Joined by legendary bassist and singer Gail Ann Dorsey and his group The Mogodo’s made up of Corentin Pujol (Keyboards), Fabrice Colombani (Percussions), Maxime Garoute (Drums) and Feal Cool Jazz (Saxophone), -M- provides an unforgettable live experience. He isn’t touring Australia but what’s next best is to see this concert on the big screen among other fans.
For those unfamiliar, -M- is the artist name of Matthieu Chedid, initially because of his shyness and to distinguish himself from his father and grandmother who were both singers. He is a singer-songwriter whose style blends Nouvelle Chanson, electronic and rock music
-M- is the quintessential entertainer and is said to offer an “essential oxygen bubble, between lyrics, melodies and scenography that only he knows the secret of: an unforgettable live experience in a universe as offbeat and extravagant as ever.”
It is thanks to Melbourne based Frenchman Serge Thomann, Councillor for the French abroad – Australia, Fiji, PNG that Australia will be getting these exclusive screenings next week.
For a taster, check out this footage from -M- performing “Je dis aime” at the Zénith in Limoges on 26 May 2023 during his -M- “en rêvalité” tour.
This is a chance never to be repeated. See -M- in concert on the big screen by purchasing your tickets via the links below.
KEY INFO FOR -M- EN RÊVALITÉ CONCERT
WHAT: Screenings of Matthieu Chedid’s -M- en rêvalité concert
WHERE: Palace Central, Sydney and Kino cinema, Melbourne
The WOMADelaide 2024 second announcement of artists was made this morning. Among today’s 38 artists added to the program are 11 from France and the Francophonie. This is in addition to the 7 we told you about from the first announcement, which you can read here. Read on to discover the 11 newly announced acts from France and the Francophonie from the WOMADelaide 2024 second announcement.
Charlotte Adigéry & Bolis Pupul (BELGIUM):
Ghent-based duo challenges dancefloor norms, infusing societal commentary into playful synth concoctions with a knowing wink.
CORPUS – Divine Intervention & Les moutons (CANADA):
CORPUS combines movement and surreal imagery in “Les Moutons” and offers a sense of magic and beauty in “Divine Interventions.”
Al-Qasar (FRANCE / TURKEY / ARMENIA / USA):
Unleashing an “Arabian Fuzz” storm, Al-Qasar’s psychedelic rock invites a dancefloor celebration intertwined with North African trance.
Cie L’immédiat – La lévitation réelle (FRANCE):
Cie L’immédiat mesmerizes with “La lévitation réelle,” a surreal blend of physical theatre, acrobatics, and pantomime.
Compagnie On Off – Le Chant de L’eau (FRANCE):
Cie On Off’s Lucie Martin explores vibratory medicine in “Le Chant de L’eau,” inviting the audience into a whimsical therapeutic treatment.
Gratte Ciel –RoZeO (FRANCE):
Acclaimed aerial choreographers Gratte Ciel (who brought the show with the angels and their feathers) return with a mesmerizing performance RoZeO, swirling amidst the treetops on 10 metre poles to create an illusion of flight.
Black Jesus Experience (ETHIOPIA / AUSTRALIA): Melbourne-based Black Jesus Experience blends Ethio-jazz, hip-hop, and funk, offering an explosive journey of Ethiopian tradition on future grooves.
AURUS, a true musical and visual UFO, weaves orchestral pop with the roots of Réunion Island, delivering a modern mirage through tenor vocals.
The Good Ones (RWANDA):
The Good Ones, survivors of the Rwandan genocide, create music as a healing force, rooted in local traditions and untouched by Western influences.
Emel Mathlouthi (TUNISIA):
Tunisian singer Emel Mathlouthi embarks on a sonic exploration, grounding her honeyed vocals with heavy electronics in her latest album, “MRA.”
MC Yallah & Debmaster (UGANDA / FRANCE):
Veteran rapper MC Yallah, with linguistic dexterity, collaborates with French producer Debmaster, traversing trap, dancehall, and industrial styles.
This WOMADelaide 2024 second announcement rounds out the program with diversity in artists and adding plenty of French and Canadian circus and dance. Playing days will be announced in December.
KEY INFO FOR WOMADelaide 2024
WHAT: WOMADelaide 2024 (World of Music and Dance festival in Adelaide)