A popular and dynamic city in Ile de France, Saint Denis has been for over a century welcoming migrants, mostly rural, from various places : Britanny, Mali, Spain, Kabylia or West Indies... Our association was born in this cosmopolitan climate enriched by the strong sense of solidarity of its citizen.

With our record project, "La Mémoire en Chantant" ("Singing Memory"), we highlighted the patrimony of songs and music nested in the memory of the elders of Saint Denis. A patrimony with diverse sources, carrying the rich history a city which has been open to the world for generations. More about the project (in french)

We connected our local action to our international action through our project in Madagascar, which gathered poets and musicians from the village of Isorana and those of Saint Denis through a series of crosscultural shows and workshops which led to the release of an album, Les Paroles Ont Des Ailes, now available as a free download on our website.

We invited Lemhadong, the collective of indigenous women from the Philippines with whom we had been working with for a decade, to stay in Saint-Denis for three weeks, visiting various neighborhood and meeting inhabitants of all generations and origins. This grassroots-level cultural exchange culminated in Lemhadong's gorgious show in the Théâtre Gérard Philipe. A unique, unforgettable experience for all involved. More about the project

About our actions in Saint-Denis (in french)