Vive La World! Festival Tours North America

Natacha Atlas
Natacha Atlas
Bloomington, Indiana, USA – The 2003 edition of the Vive La World! world music tour will be taking place throughout the month of July. This year’s world music caravan features Natacha Atlas (Belgium/North Africa), Electro Bamako (France/Mali), DuOud (France/Tunisia), and So Kalmery (D. R. Congo).

Born in 1997 in Central Park (New York City),Vive La World! is a nomadic festival designed to introduce North American audiences to the diversity of music produced in France, focusing on world music and electro-world sounds.

Vive La World! helped launch the careers in America of such artists as Cheb Mami, Alabina, Rachid Taha, Orchestre National de Barbés, Amadou et Mariam, and Les Nubians. The VLW artists selected bring new sounds together with older traditional forms of music. This year’s caravan will stop in eight cities and draw a total audience of 100,000 people.

Vive La World!: Tour Schedule

07/09/2003, Wed
Quebec City
Festival d’été de Québec

  • Natacha Atlas only
  •   07/10/2003, Thu
    Quebec City
    Festival d’été de Québec

  • Natacha Atlas, DuOud, Electro-Bamako,So Kalmery
  •   07/11/2003, Fri
    Montreal, QC
    Nuit d’Afrique
      07/12/2003, Sat
    Miami Beach, FL
    Rhythm Foundation
      07/13/2003, Sun
    Detroit, MI

    Concert of Colors

      07/15/2003, Tue
    Vancouver, BC
    Caravan World Rhythms,
    Richards on Richards
      07/17/2003, Thu
    Washington, DC
    Kennedy Center

  • Natacha Atlas and DuOud
  •   07/18/2003, Fri
    Washington, DC
    Kennedy Center

  • Electro Bamako and So Kalmery
  •   07/19/2003, Sat
    Chicago, IL
      07/20/2003, Sun
    New York, NY
    Central Park SummerStage

    Author: Angel Romero

    Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music music for many years. He founded the websites and Angel produced several TV specials for Metropolis (TVE) and co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for Televisión Española (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World.