23-30 Nov 2005. The Cit de la Musique hosts this musical tribute to the aboriginal peoples of Australia in a six-day series of concerts with guests of honour the dancers and musicians of the Yalakun tribe in Arnhem Land, Northern Australia. The troupe of eight men includes the tribal elder, Gurrumurruwuy Wunungmurra, a singer and two didjeridoo players, who will perform three opening concerts entitled The Dreamtime on 23-24 Nov, as well as ritual tribal songs and a dance performance on 26 Nov. The didjeridoo, seen in the West as the ultimate primitive instrument, created as it is from a hollowed-out tree trunk, is featured in all the performances on offer at the Cit, with Emmanuel Dilhac playing stones and didjeridoo on 26 and 27 Nov, a multi-ethnic ensemble Umkulu on 27 Nov and two contemporary music groups on 29 and 30 Nov. Admission 8, 17, 22. For performance times see website.
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Dreamtime music from Australia.
The Cit de la Musique is at 221, avenue Jean Jaurs. By metro: line 5 to Porte de Pantin. By bus: 75, 151 and PC. Free late evening bus service for concert patrons from the Cit to Gare du Nord, Rpublique, Htel-de-Ville, Luxembourg and Denfert-Rocherea