Culture. On display this week in Alsace

Angèle, M and Ben Harper on view this week at the Colmar Wine Fair

The Wine Fair continues in Colmar throughout this week with seven shows on the menu. There are still places left for the concerts of Angèle, Zucchero, M or even Ben Harper this week in Colmar.

The hip-hop evening with the Belgian Damso is the only one already sold out, which confirms the popular success of urban music. Same setup for Nuit Blanche, Saturday July 30, for which there are few tickets left.

The rest of the poster is still accessible, which confirms the new trend of the public to book at the last minute. So there is still a lot to have fun with oldies, like the Italian rocker Zucchero, back at the Fair on Tuesday, July 26 with Asaf Avidan in the first part. Or Ben Harper, who will close the festival on Sunday July 31 with Ben Mazué in the first part.

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The youngest can still discover the Belgian Angèle on stage, on Wednesday July 27, who will present her second album in Colmar. Or even M, just back from the Nyon Paléfestival where she played on Saturday, back in Colmar on Friday July 29. There are also two very “fair” dates: Gad Elmaleh’s show on Thursday, July 28, and Jean Baptiste Guegan’s concert, La Voix de Johnny, on Saturday, July 30, just before Nuit Blanche. Something to satisfy all tastes.

Colmar Wine Fair Festival, until July 31 at the Colmar exhibition center. Book on the web www.colmar-expo

Herbie Hancock and the Pixies at ZMF Freiburg im Breisgau

The Zelt-Musik-Festival in Freiburg opened on Wednesday, July 13 under the sign of the meeting. After two years of forced rupture, the town of capitals installed on the Mundenhof site is coming back to life. On the program: concerts, art workshop, shows, gastronomy until July 31.

“14 concerts were already sold out before the start of the festival, that’s unheard of! Hanna Teepe and Dieter Pfaff, the management team of this festival that attracts more than 100,000 visitors, are enthusiastic. “Music is the element for which we all mobilize here. So open your hearts, move around, look over the fence of your garden and also invite your neighbors”, recalls Alexander Heisler, the man who created the ZMF in 1983.
“Interaction” is the motto of this year’s festival. Faithful to this motto, some 140 different artists and groups offer a varied musical program. World stars like jazz legend Herbie Hancock or the rock band Pixies are expected on the main stages. On the smaller stages there will be new musicians, circus and theatrical performers to discover and, as always, apart from the main concerts, it’s completely free.




The last week of the festival has begun and there are still tickets available for the concerts. Photo DR

The last week of the festival has begun and there are still tickets available for the concerts. Tomorrow, Tuesday, the German comedian Helge Schneider will have to entertain his audience with the program “Ein Mann und seine Gitarre”, “A man and his guitar”. On Wednesday, composer Sarah Lesch presents her sometimes poetic, sometimes political songs. Fans of folk-pop music will find a program to their liking on Thursday night with the group Bukahara. The four musicians have released a new album with bittersweet songs, but still with a critical message.
The culmination and apotheosis of the festival will be the Herbie Hancock concert on Saturday and the Pixies concert on Sunday night. Without forgetting the programming of small scenes. There are, for example, poetry and music slam jugglers of all kinds.

Tickets at wwwzmf.de or 0049 761 496 8888.

choremania, the dance of fools, at Saverne

There is still time to go see the show “Choremania, la danse des fous”, created by the Saverne party committee. A play written by Thierry Simon and Sylvie Bazin and directed by Christophe Niess, features amateur actors on the Espace Rohan stage.
The play returns to a historical episode that is now well known, although its causes remain a mystery: the “dancing madness” that gripped the inhabitants of Strasbourg in 1518. To be “cured” of this epidemic, they were sent by the city magistrates. to the cave of Saint-Vit in Saverne. “Choremania” thus offers various ways of interpreting this event that continues to be talked about. As a reminder, the Musée Œuvre Notre-Dame de Strasbourg dedicated an exhibition to him in 2018.

Performances Friday, July 29 and Saturday, July 30 at 8:30 p.m., Sunday, July 31 at 5:30 p.m., at the Espace Rohan in Saverne

In Obernai, Joyce Jonathan and Natasha St-Pier on stage at the Estivales

On Saturday, July 30, it will be a double concert that will light up the Estivales d’Obernai stage. Singer Joyce Jonathan, revealed online at age 18 in 2007, will open the dance. She will be followed by Canadian Natasha St-Pier, star of the 2000s. Like every night of the festival, the concert will begin at 9:00 pm, preceded by entertainment from the Beck’s group starting at 7:00 pm.

Saturday July 30 at 9 pm, Place du Marché Obernai, free admission, aperitifs.




Joyce Jonathan. DNA photo archives

Clair de Nuit this weekend at Goxwiller

Organized since 2000 in the Pays de Barr, the current Clair de Nuit music festival will be held this weekend on July 29, 30 and 31 in Goxwiller. On Friday, headliner Axel Bauer, known in particular for his rock hits “Cargo de nuit” and “Éteins la lumière”, will unveil titles from his latest Radio London album. He will be followed by Zimmia, whose electro-pop sounds were heard throughout the valley from Villé to Décibulles last year.

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On Saturday, Jekyll Wood will open the dance, a true one-man multi-instrumentalist at the crossroads between rock, pop and folk. The rock quartet from Grenoble Arabella will take over.
On Sunday, the Franche-Comté duo Grumpy O Sheep, violin and guitar in hand, will take viewers on a rock trip to Ireland. It is with the people of Strasbourg from Funkindustry and their inimitable rhythm, back after a trip through Southeast Asia, that the festival will take its reference.

Clair de Nuit, July 29-31, concerts from 7:30 p.m. (opening act from 5:00 p.m. on Sunday), Ruelle de l’Eglise Goxwiller, free admission but reservations highly recommended.

In Phalsbourg, a 42nd festival dedicated to Erckmann-Chatrian

Once again this year, while the Place d’Armes will recover its traditional red decorations, the streets of Phalsbourg will be filled with lovers of comedy, live shows and music: the theater festival, organized by the Afec (association for training and cultural exchanges), is organized from July 27 to August 5, in the city center and surroundings.
This year a special tribute will be paid to Émile Erckmann, born 200 years ago, who formed a literary duo with his partner Alexandre Chatrian. Text readings, conference “Erckmann-Chatrian for dummies” given by Dany Kocher, festival programmer, and other nods to the tandem (including the name of the dishes prepared by the volunteers), will be offered to the public. Various circus shows are also scheduled, as well as concerts, including gypsy music.

Full program on www.phalsbourg.fr




“Ile O”, offered by the Barolosolo company. The story of a clown who is terrified of water… DNA photo/Document delivered

In Masevaux, Molière like never before

While the version of Molière’s Les Précieuses ridicules, presented by the company de la Ruchêne at the Grange Burcklé, remains relatively classical with some original ideas, the adaptation of Forced Marriage is resolutely cheerful, a little crazy, with cabaret melodies. In any case, the actors had a lot of fun, and so did the viewers. The unexpected decoration is a tribute to Armand Laurent, founder of Grange Burcklé, and inspired by the Dutch painter Piet Mondrian, one of the pioneers of abstraction. It is due to the know-how of Bernard Schellenbaum on the ideas of director Guillaume Ducottet.

At Grange Burcklé in Masevaux-Niederbruck from Wednesday, July 27 to Saturday, July 30 at 8:00 p.m. Reservations at the tourist office from Monday to Saturday 03 89 82 41 99. www.grange-burcke-masevaux.fr

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