Friday, September 10, 2010

Dublin Culture Night - A reading to music

Friday 24 September from 7.30pm

On the occasion of Culture Night, the Alliance Française is offering a reading to music of Si la musique doit mourir by Tahar Bekri. On this occasion, Pol Huellou, flutes, will be backed by Sean Howley, bouzouki, Gerry O’Connor, fiddle and Gilles Le Bigot, guitar.

A poet born in 1951 in Gabès, Tunisia, Tahar Bekri has been living in Paris since 1976. He writes in French and in Arabic. He has published about twenty works. His poetry, hailed by critics, is translated into various languages. His work, marked by exile and wandering, evokes crossings in time and space continually reinvented. An inner speech, it is rooted in memory, seeking new horizons, at the interface of tradition and modernity. Above all it wishes to be a fraternal song, a land without frontiers. The reading of Si la musique doit mourir of Tahar Bekri could only get Pol Huellou to compose the music to accompany and to illustrate his poem in the framework of a creative project at La Passerelle, in Saint Brieuc. Since their initial encounter, a deep friendship has developed between the poet and the musician and their act was selected by the annual event of Le Printemps des Poètes. The poem has been translated into many languages: English, Russian, German, Greek, Portuguese, but also into Irish by Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill.

French second-hand books for sale from 6.00 pm to 10.00 pm.

Readings at 7.30 pm, 8.30 pm and 9.30 pm
Admission free

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