Summer at the rhythm of Japan (f) estival
dates : July 7 to 12
Venue : Place Kléber, 67000 Strasbourg
If you loved the Japan Addict, but want to experience a more traditional side of Japan, I suggest you delve into Summer Japan(f). To celebrate its 30th anniversary, the Consulate General of Japan in Strasbourg is taking advantage of the season to introduce people to the Japanese summer and the traditions associated with it.
It’s time to take your Yukata or kimono out of the drawer – mine is black with red flowers, and let yourself be guided by the initiation workshops to origami, yosakoi dance and prepare your wish to hang it in bamboo branches during the Star Party. Saturday and Sunday, a concert of taiko drums on Place Kléber will complete our change of scenery.
Recognition in + : Throughout the duration of the festival, an exhibition of prints (a woodcut art typical of Japan) will be visible at the Aubette, place Kléber. A rare opportunity to discover the work of Utagawa Hiroshige, great master of this art, and his masterpiece, “The 53 relays of Tôkaidô”, inspired by the famous road that linked Tokyo – formerly Edo – to Kyoto.
FREE ENTRANCE. Find the details of the program on the website of the Consulate General of Japan in Strasbourg
Nocturnal guided tours with a flashlight at the Vodou Museum
Date : July 8
Venue : Vodou Museum, 4 rue de Koenigshoffen, 67000 Strasbourg
Are you looking for an activity to combine thrills and culture…? I found what you need. Château Vodou invites us to follow a guide for nearly 1 hour 15 minutes in the museum. Small clarification – and not least, the visit is entirely in the dark! Armed with just a flashlight, the atmosphere of the place will only seem even more disconcerting.
Witchcraft, medicine, divination, cults… you can sweep your light beam across the three floors of the museum which house a collection of more than 1,200 objects from Benin, Togo, Ghana and Nigeria. Visits take place one Friday evening per month individually or in groups, from 8 people.
Recognition in + : Since the beginning of 2021, the museum has also been offering free access podcasts around different themes. Trance and music, the meaning of colors, initiation rites or even the role of plants in Vodou… Do not hesitate to go and have a listen to get in the mood!
Prices and timetables to be found on www.chateau-vodou.com
First steps of the Summer Crossing
Date : until July 29
Venue : Strasbourg and surroundings
For the third summer in a row, the TNS is offering a free, traveling summer program. Shows, writing or acting workshops, visits… no less than 115 events are planned throughout the month of July. For this beginning of programming, here is my small selection:
If you like to stay comfortably in your seat, I invite you to discover We will live again, directed by Nathalie Béasse and freely inspired by The Man in the Woods by playwright Anton Chekhov for a theatrical setting. The play will occur in Strasbourg, but also in Cronenbourg, Erstein or even Bischheim. For the most curious, it will be possible to take part in visits full of stories of the TNS or the set construction workshops.
Recognition in + : If you are on vacation or if you have a little time, I strongly advise you to register for the writing workshops organized during the event. Neophytes or fanatics of writing, you will have the opportunity to meet authors and playwrights who will accompany you over several days around different themes.
Concerts at the windows at the Neuhof
Date : Every until July 21
Venue : Neuhof
If you live in Neuhof, it’s a plus, but all Strasbourg residents can come and take advantage of this 6th edition of Concerts at the windows. This year again, the ‘Django space has concocted something to get the whole neighborhood dancing during the summer season by offering local groups to play at the foot of the buildings. And I’m not going to lie to you, end the day with a catchy melody that resonates right outside his window, there is worse.
The next concerts will take place on Tuesday 12 and Wednesday 13 July. Rue Stoskopf will first be taken over by the astonishing duo Maeva and Geoffrey. The first went from the singing conservatory to the school of Afro-fusion and was a chorister for Diam’s. The second feeds on the influences of the music conservatory mixed with those of hardcore metal, jazz and hip-hop. What to take off more than one e.
Wednesday will be the turn of rapper Yun Poq to seize the rue de Mussidan. With humor – black – he recounts his loves and the incredible ability of the human species to run into the wall.
Rave Angeli #3 at La Kulture
Date : Friday 9 from 8 p.m.
Venue : La Kulture, 9 rue des bateliers, 67000 Strasbourg
Only colors and sequins will be tolerated at this clubbing evening worthy of your best memory of the 2000s – if you don’t have one, it’s time to make one. To serve you, three DJs will follow one another at La Kulture to share their worlds throughout the night.
In the first part, Haaland, demanding DJ who launched his Cartridge Material label in 2016. For insiders accustomed to the musical jargon of the night, the young man is inspired by the groove of Chicago, the Outsider House and the Ghetto House. For the others, you can remember that it will be difficult to resist his lively set without joining the track. We will follow Euromax and its modern trance, then the young Strasbourg DJ Ambre. Formed by the Mal e s collective, she now mixes trance, bass, breaks and RNB influences from the 1990s and 2000s.
Recognition in + : Ambre is part of the collective Tu mixes bien… for a girl who defends the presence of women behind the turntables and denounces the ordinary sexism which still too often prevents them from making a name for themselves on the electronic music scene. In addition to gathering testimonials, the group has set up a directory of female artists ready to ignite your evenings.
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