Mundial Montréal is making its big comeback on Marseille soil as part of Babel Music XP 2023. From March 23 to 25, it is with great pleasure that our team will be on site to present the showcases of 3 groups and artists in the BabelXP programming framework. In addition to the showcases, the Mundial Montréal team will participate in various professional activities.
Come and meet our team by visiting our booth, # 32!
Discover the artists in programming! 🥁
Showcase Official Selection—Nomadic Massive
Nomadic Massive will take the stage on March 24 at 10:30 p.m. to present its official showcase. The hip-hop collective from Côte-des-Neiges in Montreal has been lighting up minds, hearts and stages since 2004. Recognized as the first hip-hop group in Montreal, Nomadic Massive has always promoted a global vision of hip-hop culture, notably through his ongoing involvement in the field of education and community development. In the spring of 2023, the collective will release a mini-album with Afro-Latin funk and R&B influences recorded in South America during its tour.
See you on March 24 at 10:30 p.m. at the Salle des Sucres—Dock des Suds 📍
Daycase Off-Selection—Ayrad et Shauit
Ayrad fuses the talents of musicians hailing from different backgrounds: singer, guitarist and composer of Moroccan origin Hamza Abouabdelmajid, Annick Beauvais (oboe, vocals), Anit Ghosh (violin), Sylvain Plante (drums, percussion) and Gabriel Brochu-Lajoie (bass, keyboard), Marton Maderspach (percussions). Ayrad is a band that never hesitates to transgress musical boundaries. Their brand new album III is as contemporary and more accessible than its predecessor. This rock and pop album explores and integrates different genres such as Electro, Gypsy Funk, Desert Rock, Rai, Reggada, Chaabi and even latin grooves.
Twice nominated in the Indigenous Artist of the Year category at the prestigious ADISQ awards gala, Shauit ingeniously fuses several popular genres (folk, roots, reggae, etc.) and offers honest, committed songs filled with emotion. Originally from Maliotenam in northeastern Quebec, the singer-songwriter embodies a universe strongly inspired by his Innu roots and traditional Indigenous music.
Don’t miss performances by artists Shauit at 3:30 p.m. and Ayrad at 4:45 p.m. on March 24 at Cabaret Aléatoire—Friche la Belle de Mai.
Transatlantic Bridge Prize — The prize giveaway to add to your schedule!
After a few years of absence, we are happy to see the return of an initiative that is dear to us. The Transatlantic Bridge Award is back!
On March 23 at 12:00, we invite you to take part in the inauguration ceremony of the event, which will be followed by the presentation of the Transatlantic Bridge Prize. Mundial Montreal and BabelXP will offer the prize to an artist in its programming of the year, so as to secure a place for them in the official programming of the partner event.
It is thanks to inititatives like the Prix Pont Transatlantique that Mundial Montréal and BabelXP can help stimulate the circulation of new talent and create new touring possibilities for artists around the world.
Be there from noon on March 23, in the hall of the Grand Plateau—Friche La Belle de Mai.
Professional activities—March 24 and 25, 2023
On March 24, come meet Eli Levinson and Jessica Blain-Descormiers, the representatives of Mundial Montréal, during a Speed-Meeting session that will start at 2:00 p.m., at La Cartonnerie—Friche La Belle de Mai.
The team will also participate in the Meet the Canadians reception in the evening. Come and meet members of the Canadian industry on March 24 at 7:30 p.m., at Espace Pro—Dock des Suds.
To close the event, Eli Levinson will share his knowledge as a panelist as part of the round table Global overview and dynamics of music markets on March 25 at 2:00 p.m., in the Petit Plateau—Friche La Belle de Mai room.