Drawing from world music all that is unique, and in the end, shared in common, this évent at once festive and pedagocic, boasts a globalization independent of any dominant culture.
Here, the programming openly crosses aesthetics, musical traditions and the most recent movements, space and time, to promote cultural diversity and distinction. Firmly rooted in a region naturally turned toward the Mediterranean and opened to the world, Les SUDS,à ARLES offers a platform of departure from contemporary creation. Fully assuming its southern roots, the compelling programme of this exceptional festival weaves a refined musical identity, within a setting that is no less amazing! Enlivening a unique architectural heritage, the most beautiful voices and sounds in the world- from the most famous to recent discoveries – are invited into the heart of this beautiful Provençale town that becomes, for seven days and six nights, a global city.
Beyond the prestigious evening concerts on the majestic stage of the Roman Theatre, the “Precious Moments” in the Courtyard of the Archbishop’s palace and “Les Nuits des Forges” that electrify the former industrial wasteland of the Parc des Ateliers, each hour of the day yields its moment of grace. From 10:00 to 4:00 in the morning, free concerts, Radio Breakfasts, Discovery Drinks, Musical Naps, Music Salons, encounters with the artists, documentaries, workshops or master classes and other copious detours prolong a way of life characteristic of all Les Suds.
Since 1996, the proliferation of ideas and diversity of emotions has been the trademark of this inevitable festival!
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