The best hopes of the young British jazz scene gathered to celebrate the half-century of Marvin Gaye's masterpiece, What's Going On, within the Nu Civilisation Orchestra. More than twenty musicians for a contemporary re-reading of a soul classic.
Published in 1971 by a Marvin Gaye then in the grip of depression, What's Going On is one of the greatest masterpieces of twentieth century popular music. Produced by the singer himself, conceived as a cycle of nine richly orchestrated songs with the appearance of a humanist and committed manifesto, the album evokes - as a backlash against the Vietnam War - issues related to ecology, drugs and poverty. A commitment and questions that still resonate today with a particular acuity, even more so when the musicians of the Nu Civilisation Orchestra get hold of them.
At the origin of this project, there is the association Tomorrow's Warriors, an artistic and
Sunday, September 11 at 8pm
Concert hall - Cité de la musique
221 Av Jean Jaurès, 75019 Paris
Your name will be on a list at the entrance of the event!