MAMA FESTIVAL 2016
120 CONCERTS, 12 VENUES
Wednesday 12th, Thursday 13th, Friday 14th of October
Paris – Pigalle / Montmartre
120 concerts in 3 days, in the heart of Paris, have you ever seen anything like this?
12 emblematic venues of the red light district of Paris, all very close to each other, for you to wander from concerts to concerts, discover new music and enjoy the thrilling energy of Pigalle and Montmartre.
A beautiful mix of French and international artists, established or new comers, rock, pop, electronic, folk, hip-hop, and pretty much every other genre.
Alban Lico 7.15 PM – 7.35 PM
Youssoupha 8.30 PM-9.15 PM
After starting out with a band, and a first DVD titled Eternel Recommencement in 2005, the Prim’s songwriter released his first solo album in 2007. Project after project, the Congolese-born rapper has become a leading figure on the French rap scene. While his second album released in 2009 was a certified gold record, the nicknamed “Bakary Potter” landed a very prized platinum record with Noir D **** in 2012. His last long format NGRTD, released in 2015, has added a new gold record to his collection. With sold-out concerts and millions of fans on social networks, Youssoupha has confirmed his star status in the world of French rap and proved that there is room for conscious and political rap in France.
Birdy Nam Nam 9.45 PM – 10.30 PM
4 albums later and after more than 10 adventurous, exciting years, BNN has not lost any of its fever, driven by the same goal, the same passion : making people dance. DANCE OR DIE, their new opus has been crafted specifically for the dance floor, the good old sticky dance floor, over which hovers the shadow of an angry revolution, already present on their previous albums : « Defiant order » and « Manual for Successful Rioting ».
Dancy, sweaty, sensual Lil’ Mike, Dj Need and Crazy B have come up with a more radiant and warmer sound. The iconic trio of the french electro manages once again to offer a fresh and new take on their music genre, affirming the will to reach a larger audience and enabling even the rustiest of bodies, to dance freely to their new sound.