Festival des musiciens du monde

June 1-3, 2018

A new festival devoted to Montreal musicians and creators, to enrich ourselves through our differences.

Building on the momentum of the grand opening of the Centre des musiciens du monde on September 30, 2017, the first edition of the Festival des musiciens du monde will take place from June 1-3, 2018 to celebrate artistic creation and transmission based on the diversity of intercultural connections.

This Festival des musiciens du monde is hosting a 3-day celebration of artistic creations by talented musicians, and organizing participatory workshops for the public.

The artistic creations involve more than a dozen professional musicians under the leadership of Didem Basar, Nazih Borish, Pooria Pournazeri, and Zal Sissokho. These new works, the fruit of residencies spread out over several months at the Centre des musiciens du monde, will be premiered during two exceptional evenings at the Église Saint-Enfant-Jésus du Mile-End, on June 1 and 2, 2018.

On Saturday June 2 and Sunday June 3, the days will be dedicated to premiering other musical and choreographic projects, as well as holding participatory workshops on the premises of the Centre des musiciens du monde and in the magnificent Lahaie Park.

During this immersive and interactive festival, activities for all ages will be organized, with music initiation, a Persian tale, dance and percussion workshops, and musical encounters with artists from different cultures. Members of the public will thus be able to try their hand at different musical styles and instruments, through interaction with the participating musicians.

Festival Pricing

3-day Pass:

  • $50
  • $40 (discounted rate for students and people aged 65 years and over, upon presentation of proof)

Single-event rate: between $10 and $25

Free Activities in Lahaie Park

Program Overview

Friday, June 1, 2018Saturday, June 2, 2018Sunday, June 3, 2018
9am to 12am – Lahaie ParkMusical Awakening to South America ; Balafon Introduction WorkshopIntroduction to Kathak Dance ; African Dance Workshop
1pm to 7pm – Centre des musiciens du mondeWorkshop on Rhythms ; Instruments and Musical Repertoires Discovery ; Music and Dance PerformancesMusic and Dance Activities ; Persian Musical Tale
7pm to 9pm – Église Saint-Enfant-Jésus du Mile-EndConcert Didem Basar’s Log and Nazih Borish’s Log (creations)Concert Pooria Pournazeri’s Log and Zal Sissokho’s Log (creations)
At all timesPhoto exhibit of instruments and musiciansPhoto exhibit of instruments and musiciansPhoto exhibit of instruments and musicians