From 23 to 26 March 2023
If we do not know how to cling to the word, we will cling to the soul to hear what it has to tell us, its history, its prayer.
The idea is fusion, that of poetry, folk music... The search is for the authenticity of poetic emotion, that which makes sense to the human being. From the Egyptian Book of the Dead to Léopold Sédar Senghor, from the words of the Griots to Birago Diop, via Victor Hugo, a journey into the world of words and the ills of Africa, punctuated by folk/blues music and Mauritian riddles by Jean-Marie-Gustave Le Clézio. Hugo's ardour, Louise Labé's or Pablo Neruda's, are interpreted with compositions by Benjamin Vergnes on acoustic guitar, but also standards by Elvis Presley, Leonard Cohen and the Beatles.