The ghetto music department of Le Comptoir Général invites its affiliated DJs to play the best local music worldwide.
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.
Wednesday October 22nd 2014 at 10.00 pm
Thursday October 23rd 2014 at 10.00 pm
Friday October 24th 2014 at 10.00 pm
Saturday October 25th 2014 at 11.00 am
The producers of the Haute Vallée de Chevreuse regional parc offer their seasonal fresh procducts. In partnership with La Ruche Qui Dit Oui.
Saturday October 25th 2014 at 11.00 am
Inside the Little Shop of Horrors, landscape artist Sylvie Da Costa gives unloved weeds all the credit they deserve by creating a true urban jungle.
Saturday October 25th 2014 at 10.00 pm
Sunday October 26th 2014 at 01.00 pm
As a young man, Oumar Sow started playing the drums but he was more disruptive than he was musician. Today, he started his own jazz ensemble, the Just Sow Jazz, revisiting the classics of jazz with his own special touch.
Sunday October 26th 2014 at 06.30 pm
Every sunday night from 6pm to 10pm, Le Comptoir Général presents the Bush Cinema: a random projection of films, music videos, archives and forgotten documentaries about ghetto culture, social activism and off-the-tracks exploration. Free entrance and exit, no schedule, no silence policy and food allowed... From La Françafrique to bootyshaking, the amazonian forest to the sound system culture... It's roll call time for all adventurers of the Lost Art.
Sunday November 30th 2014 at 07.00 pm
"SEGTAAB RAP" is the gathering of worldwide MC's who chose to use their words as weapons and to set fire to the politics of famished dissidents and the views of conformist artists.
Before 18.00 PM: Visit Closed
After 18.00 PM: Open Closed
The curiosity of the other, and its fantastic whimsical ways.
The one that allows us to believe the unbelievable, to see the invisible, to find the lost.
The importance of cherishing the heritage of our ancestors and the knowledge of our elders.
The virtuous spirit of destitution and simplicity, a source of freedom and happiness, of creativity and ingenuity.
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.
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.
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.
The children’s rendez-vous.
Looking For The Last Dinosaur.
The photo studio.
The bush cinema.
The hair salon.
The cabinet of curiosities.
The gala charity ball.
The garden centre.
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.