© Ghislain Suc

Sarah Lenka

© Hugues Anhes

Marion Rampal

© Alice Marin

Naïssam Jalal

© Seka

Natalia M. King

© Philip Du Cap



4 exceptional artists finally together on stage

The spellbinding singer-songwriter Sarah Lenka is known for her highly personal interpretations, her hoarse tone and her unsettling voice. With her previous album “Women’s legacy”, the singer chose to pay homage to the female cause by reinterpreting the songs of Afro-American slave women. Alone with their emotions, their lives, the blows, the abuse, too hard to express, they sang in resistance, letting a little life breathe. Singing, Sarah Lenka tells us, is a certain victory over abuse and silence.
In the tradition of Women’s legacy, the Mahala project brings together committed women artists from different cultures.
For this unique concert, Sarah Lenka invites the Franco-American guitarist-singer Natalia M. King, with her captivating voice between folk and blues, the enchanting Franco-Syrian flautist Naïssam Jalal and the singer Marion Rampal, best vocal artist at the 2022 Victoires de la Musique.
Each of them carries a cultural heritage, a history, and this unexpected 100% female encounter mixes an acoustic folk sound with blues rhythms and the sounds of traditions and customs.

In the Alliance Française theatre, where for 140 years people from all over the world have been sharing, these four exceptionally sensitive artists, surrounded by a guitar-bass-drums trio, will take you on a journey into the depths of intimacy. An evening of rare beauty!

Sarah Lenka: vocals / Marion Rampal: vocals / Natalia M. King: vocals / Naïssam Jalal: flute / Taofik Farah: guitar / Maurizio Conjiu: doublebass / Raphaël Chassin: drums


1st part:

Attention talent!

Composed and arranged by singer Lou Rivaille, ElliAViR is a true musical journey with rich and dreamlike sounds. Embodied by five musicians, the compositions draw their influences from jazz, world music, Celtic song and Eastern music. In ElliAViR, the voice and the trumpet share the narration of the pieces. The two instruments intermingle, respond to each other, intertwine and together play the roles of lead voice and instrument.
Winner of the ReZZo Jazz à Vienne 2022 springboard, of which the festival is a partner, the group won 2nd prize from the jury and 1st prize from the public at the Crest Jazz festival springboard one month later. Recorded in January 2023, ElliAViR’s first album will be released this autumn. This concert will be an opportunity to discover the nuggets of this new opus and a group to watch closely!

Lou Rivaille: vocals / Rémi Flambard: trumpet / Christophe Waldner: piano / Cyril Billot: double bass / Maxime Mary: drums