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Date(s) - 23/02/2020
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

James Princep Memorial Monument


River Festival series, Alliance française du Bengale with Institut Français India, Calcutta Classical Guitar Society, KultX and Alliance françaises India network present a concert by Manu Chao and Arko Mukhaerjee.
Manu Chao will be performing in Kolkata as part of his Indian leg of the Asian tour Sibérie M’etait Contéee Asian Tour.

Date : 23 February 2020
Time : 5:00 PM
Venue : James Princep Memorial Monument
(Jubilee Lines, Vidyasagar Setu, Maidan, Fort William, Hastings, Kolkata, West Bengal 700021)

About Manu Chao :
Manu Chao is a singer of French and Spanish (Basque, Galician) origin. Chao is a sensation who manages to sing his infectious tunes in no less than seven languages. For those playing at home: the list goes French, Spanish, English, Italian, Galician, Arabic and Portuguese. His unique taste, adaptability and love of the sounds of the street has made him one of the most sought after live performers in the world and has seen him make headlines in festivals the world over. He truly is an international star! He has given numerous hits, but it really is all about the occasion and the kind of electric energy that Chao brings to the stage. It doesn’t matter which language you speak – as long as you come ready to dance!

About River Festival Series :
With the vision to take art, music and dance out to public spaces, we will be working with people at different stages of developing their art – from students to professionals, from within Kolkata and abroad. The fourth River Festival Series is on 23 February 2020, 2:00 -8:00 pm and will include:
– Live painting on giant canvasses by students from Kala Bhavana, Visva-Bharati University, Shantiniketan
– Music by Arko Mukhaerjee and Manu Chao
– Bamboo artistry by Binod
– Art installation by Anuradha Pathak “The Last Litre”
– Film by Atreyee Basak and Poulomee Auddy “The Earliest settlers of Calcutta”
– Contemporary dance by Takht “Smriti’r Shohor

The River Festival has been put together by three like-minded Kolkatans – Laily Thompson (Kult X), Sumantra Mukherjee (Sunny de Wall) and Veda Aggarwal (Calcutta Classical Guitar Society). It was created with the underlying purpose of bringing creative arts out from enclosed spaces into the public, for everyone to enjoy and participate in. This edition collaborates with the Alliance Francaise du Bengale to present Manu Chao.


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