Concerts and water games 2022

in Center for National Monuments invites you to the Saint-Cloud national domain for the 18th edition Concerts and water games.

For two days in the open air, discover artists in a bucolic setting.

Under artistic direction Françoise Degeorgesthe festival once again draws attention to world music with a program built around artists from a wide variety of backgrounds.

Through Concerts and water gamesThe Center of National Monuments thus revives in the national domain of Saint-Cloud the place of celebration created by Monsieur, brother of King Louis XIV, an art that combines music and the pleasure of water. The vistas drawn by Le Nôtre invite the visitor to stroll through the heart of the 460 hectares of the estate. Alternating the sound of instruments and the melody of voices; waterfalls, jets and pools come alive to the delight of visitors.

Programming

Saturday 11 June

14:00 – Water games.

14:30 – Wang Li

15:15 – Water games.

15:45 – Kevin Seddiqui

16:30 – water games.

5:00 p.m. – Maura Guerrera and Malik Ziad

18:00 – Maristella Martella and the Tarantarte Company

Sunday 12 June

14:00 – Water games.

14:30 – Maura Guerrera and Malik Ziad

15:15 – Water games.

15:45 – Wang Li

16:30 – water games.

5:00 p.m. – Vincent Segal and Kevin Seddiqui

18:00 – Cheick Tidian Sec

Painters

Between trance music and dance music, the Tarantarte company invites you to discover the traditions of Tarentism from Salento, the region of Puglia from which they originate. Blending contemporary choreography and classical ritual, Maristella Martella, director of the troupe, perpetuates a dance that dates back to the Middle Ages and was used to treat diseases of the mind and body.

Concert on Saturday 11 June at 18:00.

Came from China, from Qingdao, Wang Li plays the jew’s harp and calabash flute. The Jewish harp is possibly one of the oldest instruments in the world. Wang Li gives it a contemporary sound in harmonic and meditative music rich in electronic accents. This is evidenced by his cooperation, in particular, with Yom. His music, at the same time universal and intimate, sends everyone into their own inner world.

Concert on Saturday June 11 at 2:30 pm and Sunday June 12 at 3:45 pm.

Originally from Sicily Maura Guerrera conveys the unique musical heritage of the agro-pastoral songs of the Peloritani Mountains, near Messina. She initiated with Malik Ziad project Spartenza, which mixes traditional Sicilian songs, oriental melodies and Mediterranean rhythms. The duo offers a deep and rich sound universe. The enchanting voice of Maura Guerrera is carried by Malik Ziad’s gembri on a journey through the Mediterranean.

Concert on Saturday 11 June at 17:00 and Sunday 12 June at 14:30.

Passionate about improvisation and composition, Kevin Seddiqui develops a personal and unique language. Through his travels and collaborations, his music has tinges of the Orient, Argentina, Romanian music as well as jazz.

The world-traveling musician invites us with his guitar to contemplate, to explore a unique universe where sounds mix.

Concert on Saturday 11 June at 15:45.

Kevin Seddiqui and Vincent Segal met at a residence at Royomont Abbey. The Kemirani family and the Voce quartet are their good fairies. Indeed, they duo around the Voce quartet’s Route and Kevin Seddiqui’s Zarb, a familiar instrument of Vincent Segal (Rhythm Alchemy)…
Rhythm, the great love of these two musicians means that their guitar and cello do not neglect the dance. An unobtrusive and delicate program around Pixinguigny, Charlie Haden, Joao Donato, Deria Turcan…

Concert on Sunday 12 June at 17:00.

Renowned Malian keyboardist Cheik Tidian Sek worked in the shadows for the greatest (from Jimmy Cliff to Santana) before releasing his first album after a thirty-year career.

His mixed music of jazz, R&B and Mandinka traditions reflects his warm and generous image. His groove is an invitation to dance.

Concert on Sunday 12 June at 18:00.

Useful information

Free concerts

Free entry for pedestrians.

Right of access to cars: 5.5 €

Right of access to registered motorized two- and three-wheelers: 3 euros.

Access

Metro: Boulogne Pont de Saint-Cloud, line 10.

Bus: 52, 72, 126, 160, 175, 460, 467

Vélib Station: Saint-Cloud Bridge

Tram: Parc de Saint-Cloud, T2

SNCF: Saint-Cloud station, line L.

By car: A13, exit 2 Boulogne-Billancourt, Saint-Cloud; vehicle access through the gates of Saint-Cloud, Garches, Sèvres, Ville d’Avray and Marne-la-Coquette.