Multicultural and cosmopolitan, the Northeastern area of Paris is an ideal place for world music fans.You will hear the world in Seine-Saint-Denis with a large choice of world music concerts and festivals that brings the music from all over the world in one place.
Villes des musiques du monde Festival is a world music festival in Paris and Seine-Saint-Denis honoring each year a country or a theme: Ansalusian music, Harbour music, etc…
Africolor honors African-Caribbean music. It takes place in several concert halls in Paris and in the 93 region for two months to celebrate Africa. Every year, the festival holds the Mandinka Christmas night at the Montreuil Theater.
The Métis Festival is co-organized by Plaine Commune and Saint-Denis Festival. This festival offers music fusion concerts, a mix of classical and European music, musicians and ethnic instruments.
The Rhizomes Festival located in Paris and at the canal de l’Ourcq offers free open air concerts in Parisian parks and in Seine-Saint-Denis.
From April 6th to 8th and from May 11th to 13th, you'll be able to attend the Al Musiqa exhibit at the Philharmonie de Paris to discover more about the Arab world, culture and music!
Concert halls in the Seine-Saint-Denis and in the 18th, 19th and 20th Arrondissements of Paris offer a rich musical program including artists from the world music scene. Some of these concert halls only host world music concerts.
The Cabaret Sauvage is located inside the Parc de la Villette. This marquee hosts many events about world music with African beat, reggae concerts, etc…
The Dynamo de Banlieues Bleues offers concerts as well as jazz and world music workshops: Traditional, Folkloric, Popular or Art music…If you like listening to this type of music, check the places to listen to live parisian jazz.
The Cité de la Musique is one of Paris's greatest space dedicated to world music.
The Institut of Islamic Cultures regularly offers traditional music concerts. Do not miss our visits at the Goutte d’Or, the birth place of Raï music in Paris !