Montreal’s leading hip-hop group, Nomadic Massive, start the festivities. The Montreal group, expressing themselves in English, French, Creole, Spanish, and Arabic, celebrated its 15th anniversary last year and released the album Times. This collective, born from a whirlwind of influences and ideas, sums up the soul of the metropolis: a crossroads of cultures, a mix of languages, a fusion of colours and music. An explosive force!
The Ivorian reggaeman Dakka Dembélé performs the launch concert tonight for his first album, Petit bateau, on which he tackles, among other things, illegal immigration. He calls on African youth to refuse to get into makeshift boats at the risk of their lives. He presents his reggae with West African sounds and mixed influences, in the tradition of French and Mandingo reggae. Expect a performance of the entire album, plus three additional numbers from his repertoire. A cruise under the sun is in the offing!