On the occasion of the Mois de la Francophonie , you are invited to La Nuit du Conte , an evening of storytelling event (in French).
Monday, March 21, 2011 at 7pm
FIAF, 22 East 60th Street, New York
RSVP by March 15, 2011
Haiti, Guadeloupe, Martinique, Guyana, Louisiana, Acadia, Quebec…all of these areas share the same French heritage. Their languages spring from French and their cultural values are often close and hint at closely related identities, as if they were all related.
The memory of these common histories has survived in written legends and through the oral storytelling tradition, following a common invisible thread, from the bawdy poems of the French Middle Ages to the Cajun stories of today and yesteryear, not to mention the tales of mythical Acadia.
The storytellers will take turns blending stories of today and yesteryear from the Greater Antilles, Louisiana, Acadia, Quebec, Morocco and West Africa, bringing them to life before your eyes: stories of animals, the origins of the universe, “fabrications,” and popular tales full of earthy, symbolic characters and popular morals that are sprinkled here and there with colorful expressions.
With Mimi Barthélémy, Myriame El Yamani, Barry Jean Ancelet and Bienvenu Bonkian.
This event is organized by the Délégation générale de l’Alliance Française in the U.S. in partnership with the Centre de la Francophonie des Amériques and TV5 Monde.
Québec Government Office in New York wants to thank its partners: Organisation internationale de la francophonie, Service culturel de l’Ambassade de France in New York, the Consulate of France, the Consulate of Belgium, the Canadian Consulate in New York and Alliance française à New York (FIAF).