Carcassonne. Culture on the go

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At a standstill, Covid obliges, the cultural world has suffered the full brunt of the consequences of the health crisis. A place of cultural expression and a true artistic incubator that has finally reopened, the Red Hat unveiled its rich and varied program which will undoubtedly delight the public.

Thanks to a quality program, the Red Hat brings together an ever-growing audience, loyal and eager for discovery. From blues to rock via boogie-woogie, from one man show to cinema-music, diversity is always there.

October 7 to 9, the red hat will host the first edition of the festival Cinéquanon. For 3 days, the latter offers shows in the original form of a film concert. A true dialogue between two arts, cinema and live music, the sound universes offer a variety of readings for the visual arts.

the Thursday, October 7, the festival will open with sound poetry. Attempt to describe a dHead dinner in Paris France, by Jacques Prévert, will then be an opportunity to combine the poetry that tells, “will be set to music and illustrated in the presence of a visual artist“, explains Franck Nizier, artistic director of the association Jonction, organizer of the festival. At 9 p.m., the evening continues with the film by Jean Cocteau The Blood of a Poet set to music. The next day, Friday October 8 two other cine-concerts are scheduled. Thereby, 1984 by George Orwell and the documentary Grass both will be accompanied by live music. the saturday 9 finally, the festival Cinéquanon will be dedicated to youth with a fun, educational and participatory post-synchro workshop from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Peter Pan (1924), will be at 2 p.m. musically interpreted by Frank Nizier himself. Finally at 9 p.m., the Stéréopop Orchestra of Toulouse will accompany in music Aelita, the first Soviet science-fiction film (1924).

Besides the festival, the Chapeau Rouge will welcome many artists from various musical genres. Samëli first (world music), offers spectators a real musical journey the October 14. Make way for blues and boogie-woogie on October 21 with the band Mojo. November and December are not left out and other concerts, including the Carcassonne quartet Philippe Munck and Antoine Oña or the very young group The Rockidz, will be offered to the public.

The twelfth edition of the Young Talent Springboard “offers the opportunity of a first stage to young local amateur artists in professional conditions“, explains Élodie Letao, city councilor in charge of youth and digital technology. From the Chapeau Rouge stage to the Fabrique des Arts, the artists will perform in different venues.”It is, we see, a real springboard. The winners will also have the opportunity to win a recording“, specifies the city councilor.”So here we see the role of the Red Hat: like a real nursery of artists, some have the chance to pursue and embrace a professional career.“, enthuses Jean-Louis Bès, deputy delegate for cultural affairs.

To register, you must collect a file from the city’s youth and student life information point or download it from It must be completed, accompanied by a sound support and filed before October 15, 2021 at PIJ.

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More information on the Tremplin Jeunes Talents on 04 68 77 71 88 or by email: [email protected]