Montpellier: with the 2nd version of Mosaïque Gipsy Bohème, the gypsy tradition opens as much as the world

La Halle Tropisme is gypsy-style for 5 days. (©CN/Metropolitan)

After the success of the primary version final yr, Mosaïque Gipsy Bohème competitionorganized by the Cap Gély Figuerolles affiliation with the help of native authorities and personal companions, is again to the Halle Tropisme in Montpellier from Wednesday September 28 to Sunday October 2. For 5 days, the gypsy tradition opens as much as the world with a wealthy program made up of exhibitions, occasions, exhibits, concert events… In a particularity highlighted by Stéphane Hernandez: “In France, it’s the solely gypsy competition organized by gypsies”.

between neighbors

Situated just a few meters from one another, it’s pure for Halle Tropisme and Cité Gély to have hyperlinks. In 2021, the members of the Cap Gély Figuerolles affiliation knocked on Vincent Cavaroc’s door, maybe not anticipating such a reception. A primary version in everybody’s thoughts, a fairground marketplace for youngsters at Christmas, gypsy social gathering night time, gypsy guinguette in summer time… After we see the success of those occasions and the eclecticism of the general public, we are saying to ourselves that it’s extra a bond than a big a part of a French tradition” enthused the director of Halle Tropisme. At his aspect, Stéphane Hernandez, president of the Cap Gély Figuerolles affiliation, congratulated: “We converse the identical language because the tradition and it has no borders. Gypsy tradition has a spot in Montpellier to have fun it right here”.


So, a yr later, the will continues to be the identical on the time of this second version. “What we like about our program is having a really broad spectrum. This immense spectrum is effectively expressed on this well-named competition. We’re speaking about mosaics, they’re stuffed with small items that add to the nice historical past of the gypsy tradition. From the perspective of screenings, exhibitions, music, gastronomy… this system manages to indicate a 360° face of this very historic tradition” explains Vincent Cavaroc.

5 main exhibitions

“For us, that is the yr of dedication. We wish to go upscale. The time period mosaic is extra acceptable,” explains Stéphane Hernandez. A variety of gypsy tradition might be introduced to the general public by means of gypsy tales, workshops, demonstrations, fairground market, funfair, spherical desk, equestrian present, dance performances, gypsy brunch…” All capabilities of Halle Tropisme are reinterpreted by the affiliation of Cap Gély Figuerolles with a gypsy sauce. All this subsequent to the musical program makes the competition extra attention-grabbing” praised Vincent Cavaroc.

Vincent Cavaroc (right) and Stéphane Hernandez (2nd from left) show 2 editions of Mosaïque Gipsy Bohème.
Vincent Cavaroc (proper) and Stéphane Hernandez (2nd from left) present 2 editions of Mosaïque Gipsy Bohème. (©CN/Metropolitan)

One other necessary factor is the 5 foremost exhibitions. “For me there is no such thing as a competition with out exhibitions. It is very important talk the usually misunderstood gypsy tradition. These exhibitions are a part of this highlighting, “stresses Stéphane Hernandez. College students may even come to go to them within the morning. 50 images of historic figures of Catalan rumba might be proven, images by Pierre Parcé to the gypsy luthier Paul Orell who makes guitars devoted to the rumba, the work of the gypsy painter Mona Metbach and even the gypsy camps to the fashions of France Warangot that may present. 13 this yr.

With out forgetting the occasion that’s the presentation, for the primary time in Occitania, of the exhibition “Gypsy Worlds, the manufacturing unit of photographs 1860-1980” in collaboration with the Museum of the Historical past of Immigration in Paris. It was supported by its former director Pap Ndiaye earlier than being appointed Minister of Nationwide Training.

The music program

As for the necessary musical half, it sweeps all registers with dimensions. Catalan rumba with Los Graciosos of Perpignan and Sabor de Gracia of Barcelona (who ignited the earlier version), gypsy jazz with Tchavolo Schmitt and Dallas Baumgartner Quartert, flamenco-pop with gypsy crooner Sébastien El Chato or extra ” puro” register the nice singer , who comes from Montpellier however has spent her total profession in Spain, Luisa Munoz often called “La Gitane”.

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The “youngsters” of the town of Gély are clearly within the highlight with Los Kemados Gipsy consisting of two younger individuals who mix conventional and trendy devices to create a gipsy-pop sound and even Jean-Marc Baliardo, often called Nanasso, nephew of Manitas de Plata the place he carries musical virtuosity as a legacy. Recognized in Montpellier, one other virtuoso however this time on the violin, Paul Guta will provide a colourful music and dance present with Anne-Juliette Vassort. And since a guitar isn’t too removed from a gypsy, musicians will entertain the 4 corners of the Halle Tropisme on a regular basis.

Lastly, on the finish of the competition, the screening of the movie “L’enfant sauvage” by François Truffaut by which Jean-Pierre Baliardo dit Rey performed who, arriving as a neighbor, will suggest a public assembly the place he’ll discuss of filming and considering of different reminiscences earlier than taking the guitar to a gig.

“For 5 days, it is going to be a complete immersion in a rustic that has no borders by nature and essence. We are going to make our little kingdom a gypsy enclave open to everybody,” sums up Vincent Cavaroc. Final level, the musical evenings, with three or 4 headliners, are paid (€10/€15). It’s a necessity for the affiliation to take care of this high quality in its programming and assure the survival of the competition for years to return.

This system

WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 28
10 am › 8 pm – EXHIBITIONS – 4 foremost exhibitions on the gypsy world
10 am › 8 pm – ENTERTAINMENT – Fairground market, fairground, workshops, demonstrations…
11 am and a couple of pm – GYPSY TALES – With Nouka Maximoff and Anne-Juliette Vassort
6:30 pm – INAUGURATION OF THE FESTIVAL AND EXHIBITIONS
8:30 pm – PAUL GUTA BAND – Gypsy music and dance
9 pm – JEAN-MARC “NANASSO BALIARDO” – Gypsy guitar
9:30 pm – THE FUNNY – Rumba of Perpignan

THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 29
10 am › 8 pm – EXHIBITIONS – 4 foremost exhibitions on the gypsy world
10 am › 8 pm – ENTERTAINMENT – Fairground market, fairground, workshops, demonstrations…
11 am and a couple of pm – GYPSY TALES – With Nouka Maximoff and Anne-Juliette Vassort
5 pm – LIVES OF THE GYPSY PEOPLE, YESTERDAY AND TODAY – Spherical desk with Gérard Gartner
7:30 pm – COMPAGNIE ROMANO DJI – Cabaret and gypsy dance
20h15 – LOS KEMADOS – Music gypsy pop
9:15 pm – TCHAVOLO SCHMITT – Gypsy jazz trio

FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 30
10 am › 8 pm – EXHIBITIONS – 4 foremost exhibitions on the gypsy world
10 am › 8 pm – ENTERTAINMENT – Fairground market, fairground, workshops, demonstrations…
11 am and a couple of pm – GYPSY TALES – With Nouka Maximoff and Anne-Juliette Vassort
5 pm – LIVES OF THE GYPSY PEOPLE, YESTERDAY AND TODAY – Spherical desk with Gérard Gartner
6:30 pm – EQUESTRIAN SHOW – By Francine Gérard Pappa and her horse
8:30 pm – DALLAS BAUMGARTNER QUARTET – Jazz manouche
9:15 pm – SÉBASTIEN « EL CHATO » – Le crooner gitan

SATURDAY 1ST OCTOBER
10 am › 8 pm – EXHIBITIONS – 4 foremost exhibitions on the gypsy world
10 am › 8 pm – ENTERTAINMENT – Fairground market, fairground, workshops, demonstrations…
11 am and a couple of pm – GYPSY TALES – With Nouka Maximoff and Anne-Juliette Vassort
3 pm – EQUESTRIAN SHOW – By Francine Gérard Pappa and her horse
4 pm – COMPAGNIE ROMANO DJI – Gypsy dance
5pm – COMPAGNIE EL SOL DE ESPAÑA – Flamenco Dance
8:30 pm – LUISA MUNOZ « LA GITANA » – Pure flamenco chant
9:15 pm – TASTE OF GRACE – Catalan Rumba

SUNDAY OCTOBER 2
10 am › 5 pm – EXHIBITIONS – 4 main exhibitions on the gypsy world
10 am › 5 pm – ENTERTAINMENT – Fairground market, fairground, workshop, demonstration…
11 am › 3 pm – GYPSY BRUNCH – Brunch for gypsy households!
2:30 pm – SCREENING – The wild little one of François Truffaut
4:15 pm – ENCOUNTER – “Rey” Baliardo, actor within the film The Wild Youngster
5pm – «HARI» BALIARDO – in live performance

Worldwide Mosaïque Gipsy Bohème Competition from September 28 to October 2. Halle Tropisme, 121 rue Fontcouverte, Montpellier. Free and free entry to the location, actions and exhibitions in the course of the day and night time. Indoor concert events on the ticket workplace: €10/€15. Guide on-line at tropisme.coop. Comply with the competition on social networks: Fb and Instagram.

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