Opening in March 2019 Paris-London. Music Migrations presents more than 600 documents and works of art related to music – instruments, costumes, photos, concert posters, videos, album covers, fanzines … – loans from institutions such as the Victoria and Albert Museum and the Tate Gallery, but also sets from personal collections of musicians – including that of Manu Dibango -, a costume of Fela Kuti the “father” of Afro-beat or achievements of Jean Paul Gaultier.
(image credit: GB. ENGLAND. London. Notting Hill Carnival. 1975 © Chris Steele-Perkins / Magnum Photos)
The tour features rich series of photographers such as James Barnor, Charlie Phillips, Pierre Terrasson, Philippe Chancel and Syd Shelton, as well as works by contemporary artists such as Saadane Afif, Paul Villinski, Isaac Julien and Rose Eken.
Martin Meissonnier, composer, musical producer and director, proposes, finally, a gallery of video portraits with the unpublished testimonies of musical personalities who embody multiple connections between Paris and London, such as Amina, Wally Badarou, Sophie Bramly, Jean-Charles de Castelbajac , Neneh Cherry, Jacob Desvarieux, Manu Dibango, Brian Eno, Vivien Goldmann, Ray Lema, Cameron McVey, Blaise N’Djehoya and Robert Wyatt.
The playlist of the exhibition includes Poly Styrene’s reggae-punk, Manu Dibango’s makossa, Cheikha Rimitti’s vintage rai, Desmond Dekker’s ska, Soul II Soul’s R & B, Salif Keïta’s Mandingo, the blue Millie Small’s beat, Noura’s Algerian song, Rachid Taha’s punk without borders, Asian Dub Foundation’s Asian underground, Papa Wemba’s rumba rock, Aswad’s roots reggae, Dahmane El Harrachi’s chaâbi, Linton Kwesi Johnson’s dub poetry, Kassav’s zouk, Neneh Cherry’s electro-rap, Alpha Blondy’s afro-reggae, Bob Marley’s legendary reggae, Khaled’s modern rai, mixed-metal rock Green Negresses, Vigon’s rhythm’n’blues, King Sunny Ade’s juju music …
March 12, 2019 to January 5, 2020