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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: May

  • Tuesday May 26th 2015 at 08.00 pm

    SECRET WALLS x PARIS I DEMI FINALE N°2 I TAREK vs WA ROOX

    Battle of Street Art, 2 artists, 2 white canvases, paint and black markers only, 90 minutes from Battle.

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  • Wednesday May 27th 2015 at 07.00 pm

    The Bush Cinema presents : And Now Our lands

    Documentary Projection on the resistance to land grabbing in Africa.

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  • Wednesday May 27th 2015 at 09.00 pm

    Dj Set : Otto Bell & [fe.niks]-[nwaʁ]

    Come on the dancefloor with our dancers Freez and Lagz Wonka on Afro Beat and Hip-Hop sounds !!

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  • Friday May 29th 2015 from 11.00 am till 10.00 pm

    Ici Bon Coiffeur presents : No Stop Art et African Barbershop

    Sale of hairdressers tables, of the 60s to today, signed Pierre Bikok T or Tézé precursors in street art in West Africa.

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  • Saturday May 30th 2015 from 11.00 am till 10.00 pm

    Ici Bon Coiffeur presents : No Stop Art et African Barbershop

    Sale of hairdressers tables, of the 60s to today, signed Pierre Bikok T or Tézé precursors in street art in West Africa.

    En savoir plus

  • Sunday May 31st 2015 from 04.00 pm till 10.00 pm

    Ici Bon Coiffeur presents : No Stop Art et African Barbershop

    Sale of hairdressers tables, of the 60s to today, signed Pierre Bikok T or Tézé precursors in street art in West Africa.

    En savoir plus

  • Monday June 1st 2015 at 06.30 pm

    The Good News presents: Visit Africa

    The evening crowfunding of Comptoir Général in partnership with Kiss Kiss Bank Bank.

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Calendar

Before 18.00 PM: Visit Closed

After 18.00 PM: Open Closed

A Day

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

cinebrousse

News

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

Papa Kourand playing Sanza

The actors

Izé Teixera

Ambassador

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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.

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