[ MIDƐM +24 LIVE ] New artists announced!

With MIDɛM+24 LIVE just a month away, new talents have been added to the already announced musical line-up. De La Soul and Black Star, two legendary groups of artists who have written the history of American rap, will be in Cannes for a unique date in France. Rap will also be in the spotlight, with Mademoiselle Lou opening for Soolking. Finally, the Alicantus Ensemble will be showcasing Côte d’Azur artists for a timeless concert in the spiritual atmosphere of the Eglise Notre-Dame de Bon Voyage in Cannes, with free admission. After the concerts, 3 aftershows will take place in the Salon des Ambassadeurs on January 24, 25 and 26 from 11:30 pm to 2:00 am. The first name announced is that of French DJ Joachim Garraud, on Thursday January 25, 2024.

Published on 22 December 2023


Friday, January 26, 2024 at 9:00 p.m. in the Grand Auditorium


In the late ’80s, Kelvin Mercer “Posdnuos”, David Jude Jolicoeur, “Trugoy The Dove” and Vincent Mason “Pasemaster Mase” changed the face of hip-hop with their debut album 3 Feet High And Rising. Breaking the genre’s codes and displaying flowers and flashy colors on the album cover, De La Soul assumed a positive, festive spirit. Other classics followed: De La Soul Is Dead, Buhloone Mindstate, Stakes Is High, and the two Art Official Intelligence albums that younger generations have been able to discover on various platforms since 2023. Despite the death of Dave Jolicoeur, De La Soul decided to celebrate their friend and their music with a tour that kicked off at the Royal Albert Hall in April 2023, confirming the considerable influence of this pioneering group in the history of hip-hop.


The Black Star duo of Yasiin Bey (aka Mos Def) and Talib Kweli could hardly be better named. These two Brooklyn-born rappers, not yet legendary in 1998, combine their talents on Mos Def & Talib Kweli Are Black Star, an album that has become an indispensable classic. With contributions from Weldon Irvine and inspiration from Toni Morrison, they displayed not only their masterful flow, but also a culture and quality of writing that qualified them as urban poets. Since then, each of them has individually built up a solid discography, which includes other classics, but their return in 2022 with the album No Fear of Time, produced entirely by Madlib, was an event we had no longer expected. After a 24-year absence, the alchemy between these two incredible rappers can finally work again.


Saturday, January 27, 2024 at 9:00 p.m. in the Grand Auditorium

In early 2023, she promised Booba that she would tour the Zeniths, with a track from her debut EP Précieux… Things went very fast for Mademoiselle Lou, who in 2020 took advantage of successive confinements to publish her first sounds on Instagram. Noticed and encouraged by producer KNG, she released her first single the following year: Ça va. Since then, things have been going rather well for this young rapper from the Val de Marne, trained in classical piano, who didn’t start writing her own lyrics until after high school. Pending a debut album, Mademoiselle Lou released the single Si tu savais last November, in which she recounts her ambitions, disappointments and the difficulties of the life she has chosen for herself. The track reflects her world, combining rap, vocals, piano melodies and urban beats.


Saturday, January 27, 2024 at 7:30 pm at the Eglise Notre-Dame de Bon Voyage

Ensemble Alicantus, a young ensemble from the Côte d’Azur made up of singers and musicians with backgrounds in ancient, traditional, lyrical and jazz music, audiences experience a journey through time, somewhere between the 11th and 20th centuries. A vocal concert that blurs the boundaries of time and culture, with excerpts from works by emblematic composers. The sound of the ney, a traditional Turkish flute, mingles with the mystical melody of Hildegard von Bingen, a master figure of the Middle Ages, and the harmonies of Palestrina, champion of Renaissance sacred music; The exoticism of Manuel De Falla and Erik Satie is reinforced by oriental accents, while Mozart takes on jazz colors and Arvo Pärt and Marc-Antoine Charpentier are more contemplative than ever. As you will have gathered, these “few notes from the last millennium” have something of the unspeakable about them…


This pass gives access to concerts at the Théâtre Debussy and the Grand Auditorium + After Shows at the Salon des Ambassadeurs
Single concert tickets: from €10 to €40
– under 26: up to 30% discount on all concerts
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