Intimate Concerts from
Around the World
Eight weeks of free concerts to discover worlds of ancient and beautifully mixed traditions
The Centre des musiciens du monde is reopening! The Centre is launching its new season under the sign of hope, with the series Intimate Concerts from Around the World (Concerts intimes des quatre coins du monde): live, free and friendly musical events that will offer, every Wednesday at 5 pm., a different musical universe–8 weeks of concerts will highlight exceptional musicians who will make us discover worlds of ancient and beautifully mixed traditions.
“Since immemorial times, music has stimulated exchanges and brought people together. It is in this spirit that we have designed a series of eight public live concerts to discover works combining tradition, improvisation and innovation–crossed roots between the Middle East and Peru, Brazil, West Africa, Spain and many more, performed by artists of the world with remarkable talent.” – Frédéric Léotar, Executive Director, Centre des musiciens du monde.
A series of eight public live concerts to discover works combining tradition, improvisation and innovation.
Thanks to the support of the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, the Intimate Concerts from Around the World is free of charge. The Mile-End Church of Saint-Enfant-Jésus, 5039 St-Dominique Street, fitted out for the occasion, will welcome 40 people per evening in accordance with the current sanitary measures.
Online registration is strongly recommended. The link to reserve a seat will be made available on the Centre’s Facebook page on the Thursday before each performance.
Kiya Tabassian and Hamin Honari, undisputed masters of the setar (lute) and traditional Iranian percussions (daf and tombak) will guide this first evening, a real dive into the art of improvisation, to the borders of maqam and the traditional Persian rhythm.
Gabriel Évangélista and Hanser Santos of the Azara ensemble, on piano and cajon respectively, invite you to feel the beating heart of flamenco with the renewed ardor of a repertoire nourished by the music of travel and migration.
Perse-Inca is the meeting between two musicians from Iran (Showan Tavakol) and Peru (Federico Tarazona), who set out in search of a new language. These two ancient musical cultures will come together in the presentation of an innovative work, conceived at the Centre des musiciens du monde.
The September concerts will be announced later this month.
Intimate Concerts from Around the World
Saint-Enfant-Jésus du Mile-End Church
5039 Saint-Dominique street, Montreal • 514 271-0943
Information concerning safety measures:
- Wearing a mask is mandatory (if you don’t have a mask, you will be able to purchase one at the entrance)
- A 6-foot distance will be ensured between each member of the audience
- Individuals from the same household can be seated side by side
- The venue’s capacity is limited to 40 people
- Reservation-free access to the available seats on the evening of the concert from 4:50 pm.
- Please arrive at least 15 minutes before the start of the concert
- Latecomers will not be able to access the concert
The Centre des musiciens du monde, founded in 2017, has an artistic, educational and social mission. On the artistic level, it has created a residency program that welcomes and supports, each year, professional musicians from various cultures, in order to carry out original musical projects, from conception to distribution. On an educational level, the Centre offers courses, workshops and conferences. Finally, its social mission is based on exchanges between the public and musicians, aiming to put art and music back at the heart of our society. centredesmusiciensdumonde.com