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One Day, One Artiste

From Réunion Island in the Indian Ocean, the “potent, ­indefatigable contralto” (The New York Times) ­Christine Salem is the greatest living champion of maloya, a nearly-extinct musical tradition rooted in the work songs and chants of the island’s African slaves. The hypnotic, ­percussion-­driven music is based on rhythms played during ceremonies dedicated to ancestors, and is layered with …

Tribute to Jean-Pierre Bacri

©Jean-Pierre Bacri by Etienne Georges – NP – Sipa Alliance Française de Durban pays a tribute to the late director and actor, Jean-Pierre Bacri. French actor and movie director Jean-Pierre Bacri died of cancer in Paris on Monday, 18 January at the age of 69. Bacri, whose career started in the 80s, delivered, along with Agnes …

MyFrenchFilmFestival

MyFrenchFilmFestival is the world’s first online French-language film festival. In 10 editions, MyFrenchFilmFestival presented over 250 films to Internet users, with 54 million film views across more than 200 territories in the world. The film selection in 2021 is organized around themes that reflect the diversity and vitality of French-language cinema. Here is the programme: …