Quai de Jemmapes

Ben&Jerry's

Mississippi

Secousse, Ghetto Music

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Le Comptoir Général

 Welcome

Whomever you may be, this hideaway, this temple of ghetto culture, shall be open   to you every day of the week. Discover a world of rebelliousness and intensity,   a shadow movement made of driftwood, tampered with, neglected and abandoned,   yet nevertheless as solid as a rock.

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Program

Month: August

  • Sunday August 3rd 2014 at 06.00 pm

    The Bush Cinema presents : The Soul of a Man.

    Wim Wenders explores the tension between sacred and profane, which defines blues, through the lives of three of his favourite musicians : Skip James, Blind Willie Johnson et J.B. Lenoir.

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  • Sunday August 10th 2014 at 06.00 pm

    The Bush Cinema presents : Mississippi Blues.

    A stroll through the American South. Parrish and Tavernier went to churches, coffee shops, homes and farms to listen to the Blues right where it was born.

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  • Sunday August 17th 2014 at 06.00 pm

    The Bush Cinema presents : Du Mali au Mississippi (Feel like going home).

    Martin Scorsese tells the tale of a trip from the shores of the Niger river, to Mali, to the cotton fields of Mississippi trying to find the origins of blues.

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  • Sunday August 17th 2014 at 06.00 pm

    Secousse presents : Théo Lawrence.

    Theo Lawrence often fails to realise that he is not the old black bluesman that he dreamed to be. But since he was 18 years old, the blues voices of the Delta have been following him.

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  • Sunday August 24th 2014 at 06.00 pm

    The Bush Cinema presents : The Soul of a Man.

    Wim Wenders explores the tension between sacred and profane, which defines blues, through the lives of three of his favourite musicians : Skip James, Blind Willie Johnson et J.B. Lenoir.

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  • Saturday July 26th 2014 at 07.00 pm

    Secousse presents : Ben-J DJ set

    Half of the legendary rap duo Neg Marrons will be on the desks all night long.

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  • Sunday August 31st 2014 at 06.00 pm

    Le Cinébrousse présente : Mississippi Blues.

    Une ballade dans le vieux Sud américain. Parrish et Tavernier sont entrés dans des églises, des cafés, des maisons, des fermes pour entendre la musique du Sud en dehors du show-business, dans les endroits où elle est née, où elle vit.

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Calendar

Before 18.00 PM: Visit Closed

After 18.00 PM: Open Closed

Black Market

The charter
of Le Comptoir Général

Our values

  • Exoticism

    The curiosity of the other, and its fantastic whimsical ways.

  • Faith

    The one that allows us to believe the unbelievable, to see the invisible, to find the lost.

  • Conservationism

    The importance of cherishing the heritage of our ancestors and the knowledge of our elders.

  • Poverty

    The virtuous spirit of destitution and simplicity, a source of freedom and happiness, of creativity and ingenuity.

Our mission

Showcase on cultural phenomena derived from the ghettos of any kind, born in marginality, made silent by material misery. Too often underestimated, yet they are an incommensurable source of creativity, ingenuity, and human energy. A love potion of the most potent kind.

This force of undeniable strength, we wish to channel it, and place it in the hands of all the actors of the new ethical and sustainable economy.

Our action

The collection, conservation, protection, exhibition, study, production, edition, reedition, commercialisation and promotion of ghetto cultural and artistic heritage: music, cinema, dance, visual arts, fashion, design, sport, science, architecture, religion, literature...

Setting up virtuous partnerships between these cultural movements, the business world and the solidarity sector, through art direction, events management, interior deisgn, sponsorship, patronage, and transmedia communication.

Mode of operation

Le Comptoir Général is a foundation : non-for profit, it serves a purpose of general interest.

Its income is entirely reinvested in the functioning of its activities: artistic and social content production and broadcast, on and off the premises, sale of edible goods, venue privatisation, and the encouragement to participative financing and sponsorship of its activities from individuals, businesses and institutions.

The boutiques of the Comptoir Général operate under a charity business model: the benefits that are gained are entirely reinvested into specific joint projects or associations.

Les attractions

COP

News

A Day

The Sunday School

The actors

Abass Dieye

Guard

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cinebrousse

All difficulties disappear when one understands the joy and freedom that come from poverty. Mother Teresa.

Papa Kourand playing Sanza

 Looking For MOKELE MBEMBE

PAPA KOURAND 2012

The best travel agency

Studio Photo

The Small Museum of Françafrique

Privatisation

Photo of the place

Le Comptoir Général is available for hire from Monday to Thursday by businesses, charities, NGOs and other organisations working on environmental issues, solidarity, social innovation and cultural diversity. Hiring Le Comptoir Général is based on a “social business” model: We are not looking for profit, and different rates are applied acording to the nature of the organisation.

The Sunday School

The Sunday School

The Kids' rendez-vous at Le Comptoir Général. Every Sunday from 1pm to 5pm. With JWAH association.

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Sahel Digital Art