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Rythmes de la mémoire : jazz, electro et gospel au Divan du monde

Dans le cadre du festival Rhytmes de la mémoire autour de la diaspora africaine et des trésors culturels qui sont nés de ces métissages, le Divan du Monde propose, le 21 mai, une soirée ayant pour thème l’Amérique du Nord avec au programme, lectures et concerts exceptionnels suivis d’un aftershow.


- 20h
Introduction Spoken Word & Poetry « Theme of the Runaway Slave »
Lecture de textes par un écrivain afro américain : Miles Marshall Lewis.
Accompagnement musical guitare, harmonica.




MML : Présentation Qui je suis :
god, do i have to? the B-boy bohemian icon. bronx native by way of jupiter. sagittarian like hendrix and spielberg, bruce lee and mos def. also, expatriate to paris and author of Scars of the Soul Are Why Kids Wear Bandages When They Don't Have Bruises and There's a Riot Goin' On.

or, in the alternative:

Miles Marshall Lewis blogs about Paris, hiphop, pop culture and the arts at He is a recognized pop culture critic, essayist, literary editor, fiction writer, and music journalist, with a B.A. degree in sociology from Morehouse College. He is the author of the essay collection Scars of the Soul Are Why Kids Wear Bandages When They Don’t Have Bruises, concerning coming of age in the Bronx under the aegis of hip-hop culture at its genesis. He is also the series editor and founder of Bronx Biannual, an urbane urban literary journal of fiction and essays, and author of There’s a Riot Goin’ On, a book on the making of the seminal 1971 Sly and the Family Stone album of the same name.

During the past twelve years, he has written for The Nation, The Washington Post, Rolling Stone, The Village Voice, The Believer, Spin, L.A. Weekly, Essence, Dazed and Confused, and many other publications. He served as the music editor of Vibe, deputy editor of XXL, literary editor of Russell Simmons’s Oneworld, deputy editor of, and a contributing writer for The Source during the 1990s. His interview with the late Pulitzer-winning playwright August Wilson is anthologized in The Believer Book of Writers Talking to Writers alongside Joan Didion, Zadie Smith and Dave Eggers, and his fiction has been published in Bronx Noir, Wanderlust, Brown Sugar 3: When Opposites Attract, Oneworld, Rap Pages, and Uptown. In 2007, Lewis launched, where he blogs regularly about the arts, pop culture, hip-hop culture, and his experiences as a black American expatriate in the 21st century.

Bronx Biannual

Bronx Biannual is the most important literary journal in hiphop America. Consider Bronx Biannual an urban Paris Review, or McSweeney's Quarterly Concern from a hiphop standpoint. The journal publishes new writing--fiction, essays, reportage, interviews, poems--twice a year. The intention is to publish both celebrated and unsung writers on a variety of subjects germane to the black aesthetic. Urbane urban literature: bourgeois yet boulevard. Bronx Biannual will be fluid like water. No guiding manifesto per se, no set format. Issues might be published as graphic novels, or with two sheets of metal bound like a spiral notebook and shrink-wrapped in a Mylar sleeve, or with a concept in mind of what the Factory might've come up with had Andy Warhol put out a literary journal. Like XXL magazine edited by Rhodes Scholars at Oxford or Vanity Fair edited in the South Bronx at the Point. The sophomore issue includes new short stories by Sheree Renée Thomas, Sun Singleton, and Michael A. Gonzales; an account of white usurpation of Zora Neale Hurston's legacy by Liza Jessie Peterson; a poetic essay on racism by Uptown editor SékouWrites; and Def Poetry on Broadway poet Staceyann Chin on the tragedy of New Orleans.

There's a Riot Goin' On

With brisk wit and wiry analysis, Miles Marshall Lewis examines the recording process and spirit of the times surrounding the landmark Sly & the Family Stone album, There’s a Riot Goin’ On. Recorded during 1971 in a gothic Los Angeles mansion amid drugs, sex, violence, and the inspiring camaraderie of musicians like Miles Davis, Billy Preston, Ike Turner, Herbie Hancock, and Bobby Womack, There’s a Riot Goin’ On is at once the height and dark depth of the first black rock group and the haunted genius at its center, Sly Stone.

Scars of the Soul Are Why Kids Wear Bandages When They Don't Have Bruises

Scars of the Soul Are Why Kids Wear Bandages When They Don't Have Bruises is a confessional, stylistic account of coming of age in the Bronx alongside the birth and evolution of hiphop culture. This essay collection presents a journalistic mosaic of seminal figures in hiphop, documentary essays exploring the social decay of hiphop, and a substantial element of memoir, as well as observations on the generational issues of urban America. Scars captures the political ambitions of Russell Simmons, the Black Spades gang foundation of Afrika Bambaataa and the Universal Zulu Nation, the spiritual sensibility of KRS-One and the Temple of Hiphop, and a keynoted debate on the materialistic, violent direction of hiphop culture. Interpreting the mood and inner-city atmosphere that caused the counterculture of hiphop, Bronx native Miles Marshall Lewis details the circumstances of his father's heroin addiction, his mother's Southern spirituality, his grandfather's career as a Harlem numbers runner, and his own journey from a tenement-building upbringing to worldwide travels—with hiphop trailing his steps. An incisive look at contemporary urban American life, Scars exposes the motivations and aspirations of a culture whose spiritual center was the Bronx.





- 20h15
Création "People of the blues vs. the Underground Railroad"
Ensemble instrumental de jazz contemporain avec en solistes Allonymous et Ferricia Fatia qui illustreront par le slam la dualité de l’identité des afro-américains.





A propos de Allonymous Image hébérgée par
Quoi de mieux qu'un concert d'Allonymous pour fêter la venue du printemps ? Groovy jusqu'au bout des gros orteils, Alan Conway de son vrai nom met son corps et sa voix au service de la mémoire de ses ancêtres afro-cubains et américains. On a déjà pu l'écouter aux côtés de Jimi Tenor, The Cinematic Orchestra, Cody Chesnutt ou Keziah Jones. Plus expressif qu'un toon de Tex Avery, plus sexuel que Marvin Gaye, plus charitable que l'Abbé Pierre, Allonymous le poète de Chicago va vous emmener loin, très loin ce soir entouré de son quintet funky en diable. Il convie également celle qui finira de vous faire éclore, petits bourgeons, la grande Sandra Nkake. De quoi convoquer les esprits.

Allonymous fuses his name with the countless unclaimed ancestors who speak through him, voicing their love, light, wisdom, wrath, pain and insight. An emotive poet, dynamic performer, painter, singer and dancer with African, Cuban and Native American roots homegrown in Chicago.
Since being in Paris, Allonymous has made live guest appearances with numerous artists and bands including The Cinematic Orchestra, The Last Poets,The Bellrays,Tony Allen, Cheick Tidiane Seck, Saul Williams, Cody Chesnutt, Keziah Jones,TY, members of The Roots, and the Lucky Peterson Group.
He has also hosted the"Aphrodiziac"nights with Eva Gardner & Gilles Peterson, the"Wax Groove"sessions with Erik Rug and MC DJ Dynamax, and was the resident MC for "InFunkWeTrust"at the Rex, and the"HardClashBattleFight" Parties with Cyril K., Tim Paris, and Gwen Maze. He has also MC'ed with I-Cube, Orin Walters, Riton,IG-Culture, Phil Asher, Basement Jaxx, Julian Lourau, Jeff Sharel, and Les Nubians asked him to be their guest on cd and live tours.
Allonymous has done numerous featurings including the motion picture soundtrack to the indie thriller "13 Tzameti" directed by Gela Babluani and scored by EAST(The Troublemaker's) out on MK2, Jimi Tenor's "Beyond The Stars" album out on Kitty-Yo Records, Julian Lourau's "Fire & Forget"(Label Bleu Records), Simon Says disco track"Closer to the Red" out on Dialect/ArtBrut plus covers the Crystal Waters classic "Gypsy Woman" on Lourau's & Jeff Sharel's Brighter Days album out soon! Flipping from jazz to house and spoken word to wordsong.
Allonymous is currently fronting The AfroRockerz and rocking with the Push Up crew(Ji-Mob,J-Phi Dary,Sandra Nkake,& Karl The Voice)building up his band & working on his debut album and it's coming ya'll as Les Nubians would say"cooking good!"






- 20h45
Création "From Hip Bop to Be Hop" autour de la musique électronique et des évolutions les plus modernes de la musique afro-américaine avec Beat Assailant et Yann Kesz.


A propos de Beat Assailant album de Beat Assailant, version inédite avec SFR

Beat Assailant, en live le 28 novembre au Bataclan, à vivre en direct sur mobile et PC


I rap. My crew is my band. Together we are twelve. I'm from A-town. I live in Paris. I do shows. I eat vegetables. My album is called "Hard Twelve". I enjoy bashing M.C.'s on some freestyle shit. Sometimes I'm in the studio. Sometimes I'm at the crib. Sometimes I work out. Sometimes I'm too busy breaking the rules. I like cash. I love hip hop. I hate TV(except ESPN) . I drive fast. I wear sneakers. I respect the ladies. I like smart people. I appreciate our less informed friends. I'm against war. I'm for the arts. I prefer to listen. I find that orange juice is like crack to me. I was born in Miami, Florida. I'm not from Texas. It has been rumored that i am some type of evil genius. If you've read this far, I'm plotting to take over the world through my music, so if your shit is wack, prepare for the end!!!!!!!!! Photo Credits : Vincent Catala /




- 21h15
Concert « Voices Of Emancipation » ensemble vocal dirigé par Samantha Lavital Backing Band Massak Afrolectric Orkestra Création autour des thèmes traditionnels et modernes de la musique d’Eglise par une Chorale Gospel.


Motherlesschild By Colors in Town at Saint-Germain des Prés Church last 12/20/08


Lead and back vocals, co-composing, writing, co-writing, vocal arrangement on HAITI MARKET MASSAK album

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Black Achievement Week (part II) by Massak & The Voices of Emancipation : a moving, intense celebration of Truth, Unity & Dignity



Influences Tinou Lavital, Marcel Louis-Joseph, Kassav, Malavoi, Henri Salvador, Jacques Brel, Bobby Mc Ferrin, Bill Withers, Chakha Khan, Johnny Guitar Watson, Nina Simone, The Mills Brothers, Andy Bey, James Brown, Don Blackman, Diane Reeves, Gilberto Gil, Djavan, Jeff Buckley, Claude Debussy, Erik Satie, Jean-Sebastien Bach, Henry Purcell, Fela Anikulapo Kuti...




- 22h30
Aftershow avec DJ Ness (Get up and think) et Roots and Discipline.

- Divan du monde
- 75, rue des Martyrs
- 75018 Paris
- M° Pigalle ou Abbesses
- Infoline : 01 42 52 02 46
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