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 (for children), 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.

Complete Program

Friday, June 1, 2018Saturday, June 2, 2018Sunday, June 3, 2018
10 am to 11 amFamily musical awakening (with René Oréa) – Parc Lahaie Kathak Dance Family Workshop (T. Alam) – Parc Lahaie
11 am to 12 pmBalafon workshop (with Adama Daou) – Parc LahaieAfrican Dance Family Workshop (L.Bambara) – Parc Lahaie
12 pm to 1 pmLunch Flavors of the WorldLunch Flavors of the World
1 pm to 2 pmRhythmic workshop (with A. NJock) : Bring your instrument! Parc LahaiePersian Musical Tale (for children)
2 pm to 3 pmMusical instruments presentation – Centre des musiciens du mondeQuébécois Bal (with P&A Chartrand) – Lahaie Parc
3 pm to 4 pmDuo Inka-Perse (with S. Tavakol & F. Tarazona) – Centre des musiciens du mondeSergiu Popa & friends (dance workshop balkan music with S. Popa) – Parc Lahaie
4 pm to 5 pmGigue&Baroque (with P. Chartrand, A.-M. Gardette et A. Chartrand) – Centre des musiciens du mondeFestival Conclusion – Parc Lahaie
5 pm to 6 pmMusical instruments presentation – Centre des musiciens du monde
6 pm to 8 pmPhoto exhibit of instruments and musiciansThe Centre students’ show – Centre des musiciens du monde
8 pm to 10 pmCreations Concert: Didem Basar’s Log and Nazih Borish’s Log – Église Saint-Enfant JésusCreations Concert: Pooria Pournazeri’s Log and Zal Sissokho’s Log – Église Saint-Enfant Jésus

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