In 2000, the Common Authority of Communes of Marie-Galante decided to create their festival. Fisrt called “ Créole Blues” at that time , the festival’s name will be changed for the 6th edition in 2005 as “ Terre de Blues” . In 2016, the Région Guadeloupe joined the organisation looking forward to support and maintain the high quality of a festival that spotlight Guadeloupe all around the world.
The Common Authority of Communes of Marie-Galante, the Tourism Office and the organizers kept in mind their first idea to gather and make a connexion between the tree St Louis: St louis, the heart of American blues in the 1930’s, St Louis in Senegal, significant place in African history, and St Louis in Marie-Galante. The tree St Louis are meeting around the music born from all these sonorities.
Each year for Pentecost week-end, the festival hosts incredible artists that strengthen this connexion troughout their music.
In 2000, Marie-Galante Community of Communes decided to create the festival. Originally named "Creole Blues", it becomes the Festival of Marie-Galante, "Terre de Blues" in 2005, at its sixth edition.
The community of communes of Marie-Galante, the Marie Galante Tourism Office and the organizing committee have retained the original idea of linking the three St. Louis: Saint Louis, famous stronghold of the blues States States in the 1930s, Saint Louis, Senegal, a symbol of African descent, and Saint Louis Marie-Galante Creole, meet music born from this crossing.
The Festival of Marie-Galante receives each year during the long weekend of Pentecost, artists who make music their living here.
Once again, this year the program displays the promotion of our cultural heritage, the need to perpetuate the transmission of our savoir-faire. In this respect the Organisation Comettee of Terre de Blues Festival decided to honour the cornerstone, the center and the root of our West Indian society: women.
For its 19th edition, the Festival of Marie-Galante, Terre de Blues celebrates "Fanm doubout"
« Fanm Doubout » aka « Fanm Potomitan » is often depicted as the center of a family, the one that raises, the one that takes decisions and accepts her responsibilities.
Based on this evidence throughout West Indian families, she is also victim of social disparities that still prevail in our society.
A tribute to all « Fanm Doubout », these women of character, women of legend, militant women, women of everyday.
In beautiful surroundings, the island of Marie-Galante welcome you for four days for a festive program around international music, local and popular.
Artists from all over will take turns on the scenes of the Habitation Murat to the delight of music lovers.
Visit Marie-Galante island and let come to the Terre de Blues international music festival from May 18 to May 21 .