Music in Paris
Banlieues Bleues Festival – 34th Edition
If you’re a music lover, the city of Paris has much to offer. Until March 31st , 42 attractions of 28 different nationalities will stir the French capital with concerts of jazz, rap, funana, beat and rumba in acoustic and electronic versions, at the 34th Banlieues Bleues Festival, a real celebration of universal music! The team of the BVJ Paris Youth Hostel, the first, most central and most Parisian Youth Hostels in Paris has prepared a selection with some of the main attractions:
Guillaume Aknine – Harvest
Along with the French group Tricollectif, guitarist Guillaume Aknine unravels in 40 minutes the masterpiece of Canadian musician Neil Young, through a poetic interpretation introducing new instruments and melodies. On Wednesday, March 22nd at 20:30 at La Dynamo, 100 meters away from the Aubervilliers-Pantin-Quatre Chemins metro, with direct access from all BVJ Paris Youth Hostels!
Fidel Fourneyron – Que Vola?
French trombonist Fidel Fourneyron meets three Cuban masters of rumba and promises an intense ceremony celebrating the Paris-Havana connection. The instruments of percussion and improvisations will take you in a transcultural, transversal and transformative journey. On Thursday March 23rd at Salle Jacques Brel, a few steps from the Aubervilliers-Pantin-Quatre Chemins metro, accessible from all BVJ Paris Youth Hostels!
Alsarah and The Nubatones
Born in Sudan and currently living in Brooklyn, the singer, songwriter and music ethnographer Alsarah is the new star of the afro retropop and together with the group The Nubatones promises a sublime night on Saturday March 25th at La Cave Dîmière, accessible from all BVJ Paris Youth Hostels!
French flautist Naïssam Jalal joins musicians from Brazil, Syria and USA for a performance that seeks a mystical and spiritual approach to jazz, mixing the rhythm with influences from Arabic, Indian and African music. On Tuesday March 28th at 20:30 at La Dynamo, 100 meters from the Aubervilliers-Pantin-Quatre Chemins metro, with direct access from all BVJ Paris Youth Hostels!
It is very hard to define the style of the French-Colombian group PIXVAE. Afro-Latin? Post-modern free-jazz? Joining the energy of urban music with the evocation of Afro-Colombian traditions, the PIXVAE group tries through its music to create a new imaginary folklore where everything is possible. Their concert will take place on Wednesday March 29th at the Odeon Tremblay sur France, with direct access by RER from BVJ Louvre Youth Hostels!
Therefoe, if you love music and are planning to come to Paris in March, book your accommodation in Paris as soon as possible, in the first, most central and most Parisian Youth Hostels in Paris:
- BVJ LOUVRE – HOSTEL in PARIS : the first and most central of all Youth Hostels in Paris
- BVJ OPERA-MONTMARTRE – HOSTEL in PARIS: the first historic Youth Hostel in Paris
- BVJ CHAMPS-ELYSEES MONCEAU – HOSTEL in PARIS: a modern, Parisian and sophisticated Youth Hostel inscribed in the history of Paris!