Les Siestes @ Quai Branly

Les Siestes @ Quai Branly

We’ve been very lucky to have the opportunity to work with the Quai Branly museum and we’re very proud and satisfied with the result of this collaboration! As the Quai Branly museum is the biggest cultural institution dedicated to non-occidental cultures, we’ve been granted the privilege to work exclusively with the audio archives of the museum. Wich makes the dj sets you will be able to listen here are quite special.



- Sound documents of the museum

This collection favours digital media for the conservation and consultation of documents. It includes more than 3500 CDs and 1500 DVDs acquired commercially and a collection of analogical published documents and unpublished archives, in the process of being digitized (200 LP records, EPs and 700 tapes as well as audio and video cassettes). The discographic collection includes music recordings in the oral tradition as well as spoken sound documents – stories, poems, speeches – from on-site recordings, concerts or institutional archives.

- Dj sets

you will find below a small part of what has been done at Quai Branly museum, but a representative one. 2 approaches: one basically musical (the audio archives have been seen as a source of multiple "treasures"), one more geographically based (and the audio archives was thus a source of precise informations).
For Brian Shimkovitz from Awesome Tapes From Africa and Laurent Jeanneau to have access to those archives was an opportunity to focus attention on specific groups, ethno-minorities and region of the world (South-East of Asia for Laurent and sub-Sahara for Brian). For Romain Bno and Bimbo Tower, we are more into a global journey through all the beauty of the world.









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© musée du quai Branly, photo Pomme Célarié

© musée du quai Branly, photo Pomme Célarié

© musée du quai Branly, photo Cyril Zannettacci