Arabofolies 2024: the music festival returns to the IMA for a crazy edition

Published by Cécile de Sortiraparis, Caroline de Sortiraparis · Photos by Cécile de Sortiraparis · Published on April 22th, 2024 at 02:43 p.m.
It's party time at the Institut du Monde Arabe: the Arabofolies festival, which showcases contemporary music by Arab artists, is back from June 13 to 20, 2024 for another edition as wild as ever.

The Arab world is big, and home to many artists who are still unknown in France. If only it were possible to discover these creators without leaving Paris... Fortunately, theInstitut du Monde Arabe is there to put the spotlight on these artists!

With Arabofolies, the IMA puts the spotlight on contemporary singers and musicians from the Arab world. This annual festival is an opportunity to have fun, dance and sing along to an eclectic and original program, which changes every year to bring more and more new artists to the fore. For lovers of Arab music and culture, it's a chance to broaden your horizons and make some great musical discoveries, while partying with friends in Paris.

The Arabofolies festival returns to theInstitut du Monde Arabe from June 13 to 20, 2024. Concerts, modern or more traditional artists, screenings, meetings... Discover the program for this new edition of Arabofolies at the Institut du Monde Arabe.

The program for this new 2024 edition at the Institut du Monde Arabe :

  • 13, 14 and 15/06 - Carte blanche at the "Tunis sur Seine" festival
    Thursday 13/06 at 7pm
    Screening: Je reviendrai là-bas
    Free admission, subject to availability
    Music documentary, directed by Yassine Redissi
    With Samy Taïeb, Pierre Amanou, Mustapha Chelbi, Slim Ben Ammar, Max et Hubert Journo

  • Friday 14/06 at 7pm
    Bénarès and Slim Ben Ammar
    Tarifs : 26 € [plein] / 22 € [r] / 12 € [-26 ans]
    Composed of guitarist Brice Bertet, singer Sané Bakari and bassist Pierre Delaup, the Paris-based trio Bénarès is a veritable meeting point between France and Tunisia, Tunisian folklore and pop. Singer Slim Ben Ammar follows in the footsteps of Henri Tibi, a Judeo-Arab singer of Tunisian origin and an emblematic figure of La Goulette.

  • Saturday 06/15 at 7pm
    Ÿuma and Kohhen El Kef
    Tickets: €26 [plein] / €22 [r] / €12 [-26 years]
    The young Tunisian duo Sabrine Jenhani (vocals) and Ramy Zoghelmi (vocals and guitar) play a fusion of rock, folk and blues. Both project and character, Kohhen El Kef is a bridge between the poetic Arabia of yesteryear and the Berber visual, poetic and sonic landscape of North Africa.

  • Sunday 16/06 at 5pm
    The Sabîl duo invites Vincent Ségal
    Prices: €20 [plein] / €16 [r] / €12 [-26 years]
    Variations on space and time, the new opus by the Palestinian duo Sabîl, made up of percussionist Youssef Hbeisch and oudist Ahmad Al Khatib, celebrates its encounter with the most iconoclastic of cellists: Vincent Ségal.

  • Tuesday 18/06 at 7pm
    Mohamed Abderrachid Seguini - Modes constantinois
    Tarifs : 20 € [plein] / 16 € [r] / 12 € [-26 ans]
    Instrumentalist, conductor, the Constantinois Mohamed Abderrachid Seguini masters the Constantinois malouf as well as the Aissaoua genre. He infuses his art with an infectious enthusiasm that literally sets the audience on fire!

  • Wednesday 19/06 at 7pm
    Yara Lapidus - Oriented
    Prices: €20 [plein] / €16 [r] / €12 [-26 yrs]
    Yara Lapidus creates seismic shocks, fusing seemingly discordant lands such as traditional Arabic music and Western pop, and daring to move back and forth between jazz, indie rock, chanson, bossa and Mediterranean escapism.

  • Thursday 20/06 at 7pm
    Interzone - Serge Teyssot-Gay and Khaled AlJaramani
    Tarifs : 20 € [plein] / 16 € [r] / 12 € [-26 ans]
    Serge Teyssot-Gay and Khaled AlJaramani compose music that is meditative and melancholy, nostalgic and dreamy, but also serene and comforting. Les Arabofolies are delighted to welcome this inspired duo to celebrate their 20th anniversary and the release of their latest album, due out in May 2024.

This promises to be a wild evening in Paris! Book your tickets now, so you don't miss these artists showcasing the new music scene from the Arab world.

Practical information

Dates and Opening Time
From June 13th, 2024 to June 20th, 2024

× Approximate opening times: to confirm opening times, please contact the establishment.


    1, rue des Fossés-Saint-Bernard
    75005 Paris 5

    Accessibility info

    Metro Jussieu line 7, line 10

    €20 - €26

    Official website

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