If you love musical parades, then don’t miss the New Orleans carnival held for the first time in Paris.
As renowned as the one in Venice or Rio de Janeiro, the New Orleans Carnival has set up very special traditions. Parades galore, dance, music, celebrations… at the pace of jazz! The pivotal point of the party: parades held by the krewes creating their own floats. Parades are generally made of floats and marching bands. The highlight of the celebrations obviously happens on the same day as Mardi Gras. It leads to a genuine and colorful bacchanalia in the Vieux Carré. In other words, a legendary celebration that Paris will host on Saturday March 7, 2020 from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. with a series of concerts at Café A in the 10th arrondissement.
Live Bands line-up
LULU AND THE COMETS ALL STARS (New Orleans Brass Band)
On stage or in the street, Lulu & The Comets All-Star has a 20-year career down the belt and 2 albums, including a pure passion for funk, jazz, hip hop and very groovy sounds coming from New Orleans. Performed by 10 strapping lads, Lulu & The Comets All-Stars' groove and flows make us dance and want to do so on the dance floor. As for the rest, Free your mind and your ass will follow!
CAP TO NOAL (Brass Band / New Orleans-France)
Discover this brass band made of amateur musicians exploring - as conducted by Bruno Wilhelm - a music repertoire from New Orleans. They provide us with a trip to Frenchmen Street, famous street in New Orleans devoted to Funk Second Line!
DJ Sets lineup:
MVDV (Funky Grooves & Classic Hip Hop / Bal Tropical)
Enigmatic character, pianist and percussionist, MVDV is also the brain behind the Jazztronicz project. Loving groove, pleasure archeologist, hunting curious and off-the-wall gems, he's also a big thinker. Glazart, Java, Alimentation Générale, Petite Halle or Chinois, as many venues MVDV, or under another name, has already taken over.
DR TRAORE (Funk / Groove / Afro)
Docteur Traoré is a black music and tropical sound magician in Paris. He's obsessed with musical research, whether he finds forgotten treasures or classics! His sets are based on classic American sounds and his African, Latino and Caribbean roots to explore genres such as Afro-beat, Latin-funk, American house, West Indian disco, Motown music, Brasilian soul and even tropical jazz dance…
GROOVALIZACION DJs (Black Music)
Groovalizacion is a DJ, journalist and cultural activist group from all over the world which podcasts and DJ sets highlight the latest world trends in term of urban music and explore their local roots from Africa via the Arabic World, the Caribbean or the Mediterranean. The collective and their webradio has been created in 2008 to promote cultural meetings and experiementation through global grooves.
Dates and Opening Time
On 7 March 2020
Starts at 8 p.m.
148, Rue du Faubourg Saint Martin
75010 Paris 10
Avant 21h: €6
Après 21h: €8