Institut Français de Maurice: 5 Events You Shouldn't Miss This Month!

Institut Français de Maurice: 5 Events You Shouldn't Miss This Month!

Written on 01/29/2020

Life in Mauritius just got so much more exciting! Kicking off the year with numerous artistic and cultural manifestations, Institut Français de Maurice is about to make sure you walk into 2020 on a groovy note! Here’s our Top 5 Events you shouldn’t miss this coming month.

Have you ever attended an Unusual Augmented Reality Exhibition?

What happens when the virtual realm meets reality? Drawing her inspiration from Japanese mythology, designer Julie Stephen Chheng allowed her creativity to guide her hands towards birthing nature spirits, known as Tanukis. 

On the other end, Evan Sohun’s majestic fresques are brought to life by what he calls the Toudims. Grab a tablet or a smartphone and watch both kinds come to life into a unique immersive experience! You’ve got two more days to make your way to the IFM for a most atypical meet-up with the Tanukis and the Toudims.

Niama-Princesse Esclavée Libre: An Inspiring Play

Sit back as the fascinating story of an enslaved senegalese princess whose destiny lies halfway between luck and tragedy, unveils itself. In 1755, almost a century before slavery is abolished, Niama will be one of the very first women to acquire freedom in Reunion Island.

On the 30th and 31st January, renowned Mauritian author Shenaz Pael brings to you "Niama".

Tschiéga Ségas: Sounds of the Indian Ocean

Created with the intention to transmit the musical heritage across the mascarene islands, Tschiéga Ségas will make a stopover, this coming Feb in Mauritius. 

This multi-dimensional exhibition takes a beautiful relief alongside the National Conservatory of Music François Mitterand. From February 7 to March 17, any visitor who’s nurtured an interest for traditional islandian music will be able to to access a wealth of videos, music and press articles related to the historical richness of this corner of the world.

Let’s get funky at OTODI Concert: Vaudou Game

Embracing the Togolese groove from the 70s mixed with some funky rhythms, Vaudou Game whose members are also known as the Afro-funk maestros, are coming to town to present a concert overflowing with good vibes. 

After storming the charts in 2014 with their first album Apiafo, the band has conquered stages across the globe thanks to a music genre that summons afro-funk vintage sounds together with the ancestral ranges of voodoo rituals hailing from the Togo and Benin regions. February 14th will be a treat to your ears this year!

Zapero: The Local Musical Springboard For Emerging Artists

Alongside Mardi Tare, Zapero is one of the best addresses to discover young talented local artists. Here’s a monthly musical rendez-vous where you’ll get to support emerging local talents in a most friendly atmosphere. Set to take place on the 28th of February, Zapero #25 is an Art meet-up you and your friends don’t wanna miss!