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March 30, 2018

On July 5, join us at the Manège in Vienne for an unprecedented encounter between two atypical artists : the singer Rokia Traoré and the cartoonist Ruben Pellejero.

Presented to a packed house, last January in Angoulême, this original project, devoted to the combination of music and the art of drawing, will be part of Jazz à Vienne line-up this summer.

Rokia Traoré was born in Kati in the suburb of Bamako in Mali. She is a Malian singer, writer, composer, performer and guitarist. She has made six albums, released between 1998 and 2016. In 2009, her original style won her a Victoire de la Musique award in the World Music category. Extremely active in her country, the author of Né So (‘Home’ in the Bambara language) was directly inspired by the experience and the conflict which has affected Mali since 2012. Rokia Traoré is also the founder and president of the Passerelle Foundation in Bamako which helps young musical and artistic creation in Mali, where she lives.

Rubén Pellejero was born near Barcelona in 1952 and started his career as an illustrator in 1970 before turning to cartoons in 1982. His stylish, realistic drawings seem inspired by both Italian comic strips and by Jean Giraud’s black and white work. With the scriptwriter Jorge Zentner, he produced ‘Mr Griffaton’s Memories’ and ‘FM’, two albums published in French by Magic Strip. In 1996, Pellejero published ‘The Silence of Malka’, which won the Alph’Art award for Best Foreign Album in Angoulême the following year. He also published ‘The Summer of Irreverance’ (with Denis Lapière) and ‘Rain Wolf’ (with Jean Dufaux), before recently continuing the Corto Maltese series alongside Juan Diaz Canales.

THURSDAY, JULY 05th, 2018 // 6 pm // SALLE DU MANÈGE
25€ /23€ for Jazz à Vienne’s subscribers

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In partnership with the Festival International de la Bande Dessinée d'Angoulême