TERRE DE BLUES 18th edition will celebrate GUY TIROLIEN’S 100TH ANNIVERSARY.
The posthumous godfather, Afro-Caribbean poet and also co-founder of the revue Présence Africaine, will be honoured through an artistic program promoting commitment, militancy, cultural resistance, impertinence and insubordination.
Spotlight on the music of Négritude known as “a fact, a culture. A broad spectrum of economic, political, intellectual, moral, artistic and social values of African people and black minorities from America, Asia, Europe and Oceania.”
The Region Guadeloupe, the Community of Communes and the Tourist Office of Marie-Galante are particularly proud to reveal the program of this new edition highlighting musical diversity with renowned artists:
Malika Tirolien, Faada Freddy, Sizzla, Bobby Rush , Rony Théophile, Morgane Ji, Dissonance, Grupo Compay Segundo, Ayo, and Akiyo Ka band.
An eclectic line-up that will allow to bring out a common sense of unity throughout the 4 Saint-Louis: Saint-Louis of Reunion Island, Saint-Louis of Senegal, Saint Louis of Mississippi, Saint-Louis of Marie-Galante.
[Photo des artistes de TDB18]
TERRE DE BLUES 2017 | PROGRAM
HABITATION MURAT STAGE
FRIDAY, JUNE 2 – OPENING CEREMONY
7 :15 pm – MORGANE JI ( Reunion Island)
8:30 pm– RONY THEOPHILE (Guadeloupe)
9:45 pm – DISSONANCE (Guadeloupe)
From 11 :00 pm until dawn – LÉWOZ with AKIYO at the HABITATION MURAT
SATURDAY, JUNE 3
7 :30 pm – MALIKA TIROLIEN (Marie-Galante)
8 :45 pm – BOBBY RUSH (USA)
10 :30 pm– SIZZLA (Jamaica)
SUNDAY, JUNE 4
7:30pm – GRUPO COMPAY SEGUNDO (Cuba)
8:45pm – FAADA FREDDY (Senegal)
10:30pm – AYO (Nigeria)
VILLAGE CARAÏBES STAGE
FRIDAY, JUNE 2
9:00 am - 12:00 pm : FESTIVAL A TI-MOUN
FROM FRIDAY, JUNE 2 to MONDAY, JUNE 5,2017
DAY AND NIGHT CONCERTS !
The schedule will be communicated soon in the press pack.
IN CAPESTERRE – GRAND-BOURG – SAINT LOUIS
MONDAY, JUNE 5 - HAPPY MONDAY ! Lendi Sé Chalè ! Free concerts in private places!
The schedule and information concerning the restaurants will be communicated soon in the press pack.
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SATURDAY, JUNE 3– GRAND-BOURG CHURCH
9 :00 am-5 :00 pm : VILAJ A TOU PITI
[Photos des éditions précédentes]
TERRE DE BLUES | 4 DAYS OF FESTIVITIES, PARTIES, CLUBBING AND CULTURAL DISCOVERIES
Cultural and musical hustle and bustle
Incredible touristic and patrimonial sites to discover
TERRE DE BLUES 2017 | THE GODFATHER
Born in Pointe-a-Pitre, this farmer’s grandson, was deeply devoted to the island of Marie-Galante, where he died in 1988.
In his poems, the poet conveys that music comes before rhythm ... it is not a question of "suave melodies, but a melody which keeps a man in his dignity."
Guy Tirolien was committed in the Négritude movement with Léopold Sédar Senghor, Aimé Césaire, Léon-Gontran Damas when the latter found this literary movement.
He had a part in the revue named Présence Africaine, published simultaneously in Paris and Dakar in 1947.
It was then legitimate for Terre de Blues Festival to pay tribute to the artist who opens the poetic collection Balles d'Or with a poem called "Marie-Galante”. Guy Tirolien, whose "Prayer of a little Negro child" travelled all over the world, embodies the mouthpiece of a philosophy, a consideration, more than ever present.
TERRE DE BLUES | FROM YESTERDAY TO TODAY
Acantha, Admiral T, Affinity, Akiyo, Alain Jean Marie, Albita, Alfredo De La Fe, Alka Omeka, Alpha Blondy,
Angélique Kidjo, Anthony B, Beenie Man, Belo, Blue Mango, British Dependency, Capleton,
Ceïba, Chic feat Nile Rodgers, Carl Gustave, Choco Orta, Christian Laviso ft. David Murray,
Culture ft. Joseph Hill, Damian Marley, Dasha, Dédé Saint-Prix, Dominik Coco, Dominique Panol, Eddy
Palmieri, Elle et Elles, Emeline Michel, En Vogue, E.sy Kennenga, Exile One, Faudel, Flavia
Coelho, FM Laeti, Gage, G'Ny, Guy Davis, Guy Vadeleux, Hamilton De Holanda Y Brasilianos,
Heritage Blues Orchestra, Ismael Lo, Israël Vibration, Jacques D'Arbaud, James JT Taylor, Jean
Jean Roosevelt, Jean-Michel Rotin, Jimmy Cliff, Johnny Clegg, Karyaib Blues Akoustic, Kanifis,
Kassav, Keith B.Brown, Kenny Neal, Kolo Barst, Konshens, Krossfyah, Kunta Kinté, Kwaxicolor,