The Queens Hold Court!

'Queens of Melody' performing in Madras | Photo Credits - Nivedan Mangalesh

The 11th Edition of in[Chorus] brought together Indian and Turkish musical traditions in the form of Queens of Melody – a unique musical encounter between Éléonore Fourniau (French vocalist and hurdy-gurdy player) and Nandini Shankar (Classical Indian violinist). Accompanied on the tabla by Abhishek Mishra, the dynamic duo married their exquisite styles with poignant sensitivity. After an initial residency in […]

Echoes of Nzebi Music in India!

Tita Nzebi at the Hard Rock Café on Park Street, Kolkata | Photo Credits - Charles Mallo

Within the framework of Francophonie 2019 celebrations, Alliance Française du Bengale piloted a series of three concerts by the Franco-Gabonese singer Tita Nzebi in the Indian Museum (Kolkata | March 16), Hard Rock Café (Kolkata | March 18), and Alliance Française de Lucknow (March 23). In Kolkata, the singer was accompanied by her musicians Serge ANANOU, Ivan RECHARD, and Georges DIEME whilst […]

Gatecrash-ing the Music Scene in India !

Emmanuelle de Decker

Gatecrash is a music agency that supports the growing independent music scene in India – by curating and promoting live music, touring bands, and developing social initiatives. The organisation frequently collaborates with the network of Alliances Françaises in India, including Alliance Française de Bombay. An interview with Emmanuelle de Decker (Founder, Gatecrash) on what it […]

Antonio Wehrli at AF Ahmedabad

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An artistic residency allows a creative professional to temporarily stay and work elsewhere by providing an environment which is conducive to creativity. Given its strong commitment to the Arts, Alliance Française d’Ahmedabad recently hosted the Chengdu-based Swiss painter Antonio Wehrli for one such residency from January end to March 2019. During this period, Antonio produced more than 40 artworks […]

‘Yellamma & Other Stories’ at AF Bangalore!

Urban Folk Project at Akar Production's first rendition of 'Yellamma & Other Stories' in the presence of theur mentor Manjamma B Jogathi at AF Bangalore | Photo Courtesy of Urban Folk Project

The Indian subcontinent has a long and richly-textured history of mythology, iconography, and practices. These lived traditions are so enmeshed in everyday life that it often becomes difficult to separate religion from culture. Many of the ancient stories that form our collective heritage are replete with complex female characters who forged their own paths. Keeping this lineage […]

The Weight of Joy In India

Weight of Joy

Despite the changes in the discourse surrounding people with disabilities, there continues to be a lot of stigma associated with this particular demographic. A differently-able person can often find themselves being treated like they are lesser-than and their identity being reduced to their disability. French choreographer Eric Languet’s contemporary dance project The Weight of Joy challenges these notions and […]

Mahindra Sanatkada Lucknow Festival Gets A Thrilling French Touch

Lucknow

Lucknow is much more than the capital of Uttar Pradesh – it is a thriving metropolis, a vibrant cultural hub and the home of Alliance Française de Lucknow – the youngest Alliance in the India-Nepal network! The city has been a centre of arts and learning since times immemorial and continues to be an important centre of governance, […]

Metajingle Brings People Together!

Metajingle

In its essence, Bonjour India 2017-18 celebrates the many ties which bind India and France together – ties which have catapulted the two nations to the centre stage on a global level! This sense of collaboration is best encapsulated in a project like Metajingle – The Postman Does Not Wait For The Rising Tide which unites several artists from both […]

A Touch Of Baroque With Le Poème Harmonique

Le Poème Harmonique on stage

Derived from the Portuguese word barroco, or oddly shaped pearl, the term baroque is used to demarcate the period from 1600 to 1750 in Western European art and music. Though initially used derogatively by critics to describe excessive ornamentation and exaggeration in different art forms, baroque is widely hailed today as one of the richest and most diverse periods in […]

Heaven and Earth – in perfect resonance !

Aruna Sairam and Dominique Vellard

Both France and India have rich histories of highly structured and refined musical traditions. These auditory lineages have been honed over generations and are a source of great pride to both countries. Small wonder then that Bonjour India 2017-18 is paying homage to Indo-French cooperation through Heaven and Earth – an inspiring encounter between traditional and vocal […]

Rédaction

Directeur de publication : Délégation Générale de la Fondation Alliance Française en Inde et au Népal

Rédacteur en chef : Laurent Elisio Bordier

Rédacteur/Coordinateur national : Siddharth Bhatt

Rédacteurs, contributeurs : Guillaume, Abhirami, Alexandre, Chintan, Cléa, David, Eleonore, Elie, Kanika, Karine, Nita, Thomas, Malvika, Marie-Joëlle, Meera, Mayuri, Mitushi, Alice, Prutha, Romain, Ritika, Manas, Supriya ...