DESTINATION NUITS D'AFRIQUE
OCTOBER 4 & 18 AT 21:00 CEST
The International Nuits d'Afrique Festival invites its audience on a global musical journey in the festive, authentic and cosmopolitan atmosphere of Montreal. Featuring over 700 artists from all over the world, the annual festival blends unique expressions of African, Caribbean and Latin American culture. On October 4 at 21:00 CEST watch Ramon Chicharron, while on October 18 at 21:00 CEST enjoy the performance of Degg J Force 3.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 4 AT 21:00 CEST
Ramon Chicharron was born in Columbia but left his country at the age of 19 to find his musical path. Today he expresses his roots by fusing sounds, rhythms and languages with Afro-Colombian cumbia and champeta beats mixed with salsa. With lyrics inspired by the goddess Pachamama (“Puya Amazonica”) and the situation of immigrants (“El Tren,” “Planeta Flotante”), Ramon Chicharron hopes to share a message of conscience while preserving Afro-Colombian folklore.
DEGG J FORCE 3
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 18 AT 21:00 CEST
Degg J Force 3 was founded in the Kaloum district of Conakry, Guinea in 1997, by brothers Moussa and Ablaya M’Baye (alias Skandal) and Moussa Camara (alias 2Pac). The band's name, Wolof for “Force 3 truth”, refers to the Right, the Good and the True. Operating between Afro rap, Afro reggae and dancehall, the trio stands out for its political and social commitment. Drawing their inspiration from the rich culture of the African continent they awaken consciences through the themes they raise.