"We could be heroes" at the Pantheon: an unusual performance to close the exhibition

Published by Caroline de Sortiraparis · Photos by Caroline de Sortiraparis · Published on January 29th, 2024 at 08:02 a.m.
To mark the closing of Raphaël Barontini's "We could be heroes" exhibition, the Panthéon has announced an exceptional performance not to be missed this Saturday, February 3, 2024. On the program? A procession led by 40 musicians from Mas antillais Choukaj.

Since October 19, the Panthéon has been hosting Raphaël Barontini's " We could be heroes " exhibition. At the heart of the legendary Parisian monument, the visual artist has devised a monumental installation evoking the history and memory of the fight against slavery, highlighting heroic figures - both well-known and little-known - from this struggle.

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Conceived in situ, this incredible exhibition is on view until February 11, 2024. To round off this event in style, the Panthéon is announcing an exceptional, unusual and musical performance.

Not to be missed on Saturday February 3, 2024 at 3:30pm, this exclusive performance will take the form of a procession carried and led by 40 musicians from the Mas antillais Choukaj, a group of West Indian carnival musicians and performers. Mas Choukaj's collective procession will be preceded by an original soundtrack composed by artist and music producer Mike Ladd. Flags, banners and other textile works by Raphaël Barontini will come to life during this performance, already presented at the exhibition's inauguration last autumn.

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Note that this performance will be accessible to visitors with tickets to the Panthéon. An opportunity to discover or rediscover the " We could be heroes " installation by visual artist Raphaël Barontini, as well as the one presented in the monument's crypt.

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Practical information

Dates and Opening Time
On February 3rd, 2024
Starts at 03:30 p.m.

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

    Location

    Place du Panthéon
    75005 Paris 5

    Route planner

    Access
    Metro: Luxembourg / Cardinal Lemoine / Maubert Mutualité

    Official website
    www.paris-pantheon.fr

    Booking
    www.paris-pantheon.fr

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