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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: November

  • Sunday November 23rd 2014 at 06.30 pm

    The Bush Cinema

    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.

    En savoir plus

  • Wednesday November 26th 2014 at 07.30 pm

    The Bush Cinema presents: Les Nouveaux Explorateurs in Bolivia

    Discover the adventures of Diego Bunuel on the roads of Bolivia (FR).

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  • Wednesday November 26th 2014 at 10.00 pm

    Secousse DJs

    The ghetto music department of Le Comptoir Général invites its affiliated DJs to play the best local music worldwide.

    En savoir plus

  • Thursday November 27th 2014 at 10.00 pm

    Secousse DJs

    The ghetto music department of Le Comptoir Général invites its affiliated DJs to play the best local music worldwide.

    En savoir plus

  • Friday November 28th 2014 at 10.00 pm

    Secousse DJs

    The ghetto music department of Le Comptoir Général invites its affiliated DJs to play the best local music worldwide.

    En savoir plus

  • Saturday November 29th 2014 at 11.00 am

    La Ferme

    The producers of the Haute Vallée de Chevreuse regional parc offer their seasonal fresh procducts. In partnership with La Ruche Qui Dit Oui.

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  • Saturday November 29th 2014 at 11.00 am

    The Little Shop of Horrors

    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.

    En savoir plus

  • Saturday November 29th 2014 at 10.00 pm

    Secousse DJs

    The ghetto music department of Le Comptoir Général invites its affiliated DJs to play the best local music worldwide.

    En savoir plus

  • Sunday November 30th 2014 at 06.00 pm

    Secousse presents : Papa Noël & Viviane A

    When a legend of Congolese Rumba meets a french accordeon player.

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  • Sunday November 30th 2014 at 07.00 pm

    The Bush Cinema presents : SEGTAAB RAP Au pays des hommes intègres.

    "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.

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  • Wednesday December 3rd 2014 at 10.00 pm

    Secousse DJs

    The ghetto music department of Le Comptoir Général invites its affiliated DJs to play the best local music worldwide.

    En savoir plus

  • Thursday December 4th 2014 at 10.00 pm

    Secousse DJs

    The ghetto music department of Le Comptoir Général invites its affiliated DJs to play the best local music worldwide.

    En savoir plus

  • Friday December 5th 2014 at 10.00 pm

    Secousse DJs

    The ghetto music department of Le Comptoir Général invites its affiliated DJs to play the best local music worldwide.

    En savoir plus

  • Saturday December 6th 2014 at 11.00 am

    La Ferme

    The producers of the Haute Vallée de Chevreuse regional parc offer their seasonal fresh procducts. In partnership with La Ruche Qui Dit Oui.

    En savoir plus

  • Saturday December 6th 2014 at 11.00 am

    The Little Shop of Horrors

    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.

    En savoir plus

  • Saturday December 6th 2014 at 10.00 pm

    Secousse DJs

    The ghetto music department of Le Comptoir Général invites its affiliated DJs to play the best local music worldwide.

    En savoir plus

  • Sunday December 7th 2014 at 01.00 pm

    Secousse presents: Groove Masta & Abou Baga

    Abou Baga, is a singer and guitarist born in the Comoros Islands. He has crafted a style that blends his comoran roots and funk, afrobeat, blues, reggae influences. With the company of Groove Masta on calabash, percussion and vocals.

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  • Sunday December 7th 2014 at 06.30 pm

    The Bush Cinema

    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.

    En savoir plus

  • Sunday December 21st 2014 at 06.30 pm

    Secousse presents : Papa Noël & Viviane A

    When a legend of Congolese Rumba meets a french accordeon player.

    En savoir plus

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

Mo Haidara

Guide

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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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