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April 30, 2010

Mulatu Astatke, for a special Music Time

'Cha Cha'


'Yekermo Sew'


April 22, 2010

Earth Day 2010

We don't want to destroy our house,
our garden or our pets... Do we ?

I won't.

40 years now since mankind has realized the need to respect the planet,
but the journey is still long...

Original broadcast of CBS News Special Report with Walter Cronkite
about the first Earth Day, in 1970. Also known
as Earth Week 1970.

* How to go Green with Instructables... click here !


April 17, 2010

Maison['s] Windows on Le Mur...

Plenty of windows are going to light up the April nights...

Le Mur # 69 - Anne Laure Maison [Tableau d'Intimités, Paris] - April 17/2010

April 16, 2010

Volcanic ash blocks air traffic...

In France, the three main airports in Paris decided to allow inbound flights
to land between 12 and 4 p.m. But no takeoffs were permitted, and other
airports in northern France remained until at least 8 p.m. local time.

(LA Times/Henry Chu from London, 6:33am).


The volcanic activity in Eyjafjallajokull, located on the southern
tip of Iceland, started on December 2009, when earthquakes and
ground deformation were recorded in its area by seismic devices.
The April 14 eruption sent volcanic ash as high as 36,000 feet.


Expected path of cloud...

How an Icelandic Volcano Shut Down Europe's Airspace
[Spieget Intl]

The science behind the many seismic headlines.
[Times Online]

35 top images from Iceland's Eyjafjallajokull volcano
over the past few days - April 19, 2010.

[Click to go]

April 15, 2010

Three more painting exhibitions...

Nadine Tarbouriech
"Transhumances" at
Galerie de la Pointe

49, rue du Moulin de la Pointe - 75013 Paris

A terrace links the two galleries allowing common activities...
Today, Erik Nussbicker performance "Le Berger des Cornes" [video]

Gaëlle Sandré, Martin Noël, Bernard Moninot, Erik Nussbicker
"Intercælestis" at Galerie Limitis

49, rue du Moulin de la Pointe - 75013 Paris

and Krzysztof Szalek
at Galerie Pascaline Mulliez

4, cité Griset, 3" étage - 75011 Paris


April 12, 2010

An aria by Vivaldi for PaPoGris' Music Time...

... L'Olimpiade: Act II/V, aria "Siam navi all'onde algenti"
performed by Aris Christofellis as Aminta.

"Siam navi all' onde algenti
lasciate in abbandono
impetuosi venti i nostri affetti sono,
ogni diletto è scoglio,
tutta la vita un mar.

Ben qual nocchiero in noi
veglia ragion ma poi
pur dall' ondoso orgoglio
si lascia trasportar."

Recorded in Paris, February 1990.

Vivaldi wrote the Olimpiade in 1734 for the Teatro Sant'Angelo in Venice.
The libretto for Olimpiade, one of the most famous librettos of the eighteenth
century, was written by Pietro Metastasio in 1733. It has been set to music in
the same year by Antonio Caldara, then by Giovanni Battista Pergolesi in 1735
and by Leonardo Leo in 1737, as well as by Vivaldi himself.

The Olimpiade was the first of Vivaldi's operas to be exhumed and reproposed
to the international public in the twentieth century.
Alfredo Casella was responsible for its modern-day revival in 1939, as part of
the Siena Musical Week

April 11, 2010

The Nemo festival at 104 art center...

Since April the 1st - and following the call of Mouvement magazine,
the 104*
is "occupied"... because another 104 is possible !

However, the Art centre houses since April 8th and until this week end
some of the events of the 12th multimedia Nemo Festival.
Nemo (Arcadi + 104 + LeCube) has expanded on the idea of a new cinema based on
computer graphics,
music videos, animated graphic design, interactive installations and

* This new center for the Arts was opened two years ago by Bertrand
Delanoë, the Paris' Mayor.

See the story of the building

April 10, 2010

Oberkampf turns Latino with the Salsa Caravan !

My fief as a barrio Latino, this week end from 3pm until 2am.

At each stage of the Salsa Caravan, a whole Paris' district becomes a Latin
village invested by thousand salseros
, bachateros, zoukeros and other Latin
dance enthusiasts from all sources.
This time they are investing the Oberkampf area with world salsa, bachata,
zouk, lambazouk, kizomba and reggaeton in a dozen bars of the Oberkampf
and Saint-Maur streets, in Paris XI...

- Le Mecano : Bachata Salsa [6pm-2am]
99, rue Oberkampf
- La Locandiera : Salsa Mix with DJ L'Duro & DJ Manito
145, rue Oberkampf
- L'Antirouille : KIzomba Lambazouk et Salsa
5, rue Moret
- Le Styx : Salsa Latino Mix
126, rue Oberkampf
- Le Quartier Général : Salsa mix with DJ Jacky
103, rue Oberkampf
- Le Youm'bi : Dominican Republic, Latino Hot
112, rue Saint-Maur
- Le Carbet : Caribbean, Zouk and Kizomba
115, rue Saint-Maur
- other bars to confirm...

Several introductory dance courses will be offered to the public.
You just buy a 2-3€ wrist-pass that allows everyone access to all tracks
and dance classes -
Check out the program ★★★

Last summer on the heights of Belleville...


The Salsa Caravan plans to perform in the main Paris districts.
[Petit lexique de la musique cubaine]

April 04, 2010

Shadows hang over Easter 2010

Today, on the front page of Le Figaro...
"Pâques: 4.000 chrétiens à la Défense"

This year, as in 2007, the Sunday following the first full moon after
the beginning of spring falls on the same day in the Gregorian calendar
(the Protestant and Catholic) and Julian (the Orthodox).

Archbishop of Paris, Mgr André Vingt-Trois, made no reference to the
scandals currently rocking the Church.
According to comments reported by the official Vatican newspaper,
L'Osservatore Romano, Archbishop Vingt-Trois denounced at the Mass of Holy Thursday,
"an offensive aimed at destabilizing the Pope and the Church through him."

[AFP - 04/04/2010]

- my Feline and very subjective translation:
"Pâques: 4.000 malvoyants & malentendants à la Défense...
de l'Indéfendable

- from Feline to English translation:
"Easter: 4,000 visually & hearing Impaired in
[at La] Défense...
of the indefensible*."

All the latest and breaking Vatican City news


Nonetheless, Happy Easter 2010 to you all !

April 01, 2010

Arf ! a G@tto's masterpiece on Le Mur !

No, no fish on Le Mur Oberkampf, today...
but a fisheater's work, by your favourite netc@t !

# 0068 - G@ttoGiallo - April 1st/2010
So what ? You haven't seen it ?
That's because you didn't take your apéro on the Place Verte on April the 1st !

The next day, April the 2nd, Titi crossed the forbidden passage...

# 68 - TITI from Paris - "Franchissement Interdit" - April 2, 2010.

[Titi's Space]
* The Funniest [other] April Fools' Day Jokes since 2004.

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