Midi Minuit /Afrique de l’Ouest


25/04/2020 - 25/04/2020

Midi Minuit /Afrique de l’Ouest :: © François-Xavier Gbré

Full of poetry and through many disciplines, Midi Minuit’s second edition wants to build bridges and honor West African artists. A time of sharing and discovery, this festival’s purpose is to be an oasis of creation and reflection with Les Récréâtrales and with Les Ateliers de la pensée, workshops created by Senegalese economist, poet and thinker Felwine Sarr.

Felwine Sarr, Étienne Minoungou, Kouam Tawa and many others. Poets, directors, scenographers, actors, film-makers and digital artists will present and share their work, from noon to nighttime.


12:40 - Midis de la Poésie : Et nous n’aurons pas besoin de foudre pour tisser des soleils

“Poetry does not blind. Lucidity, which René Char called the wound that is closest to the sun, is its companion. To live the world poetically is also to live it in its unplumbed mystery, in the sinister heft of things, in the flickering glints that are waiting only for us to expand them into light with our eagerness.”
(Felwine Sarr)


19:00 - Soirée Partage animée par Kouam Tawa

Started in 2014 as part of the Festival Récréâtrales in Ouagadougou, Soirée Partage put the poet, the thinker, and the artist at the heart of the city. They are experiments in new forms of theatre, the springboard for a participatory democracy and the creating of multiplicious critical thinking on contemporary African society and its future.

Spaces for collective thought, for encounters and for public debating, the Evenings of Sharing embody the spirit of traditional gatherings and the philosophy of verbal exchanges.


22:30 - Concert MXDO (Metx Diaspora Orchestra)

Traditional music of Burkina and Benin.

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