Just how did we manage without this museum for so long? Because we really can’t get enough of this unique and fascinating venue, exploring science and mankind, combining different points of view, fields of knowledge, and ways of approaching this knowledge.
The museum takes visitors on a journey, transporting them back in time… to reflect, understand more, reconsider, and learn a lot. The Musée des Confluences has something for everyone. It’s fun, and beautifully-designed: a perfect example of a contemporary museum, inspiring visitors to learn more without them ever realising exactly what’s going on.
And in 5 years, it’s already told us so many stories, shown us so many peoples, animals, and objects, and shared so many scientific and ethnological adventures and experiences with us… who knows what’s next?
To celebrate the event, the museum is inviting visitors to rediscover To celebrate the event, the museum is inviting visitors to rediscover, or on their own. The icing on the (birthday!) cake? It’ll be inaugurating its new exhibition by Swiss artists "Plonk et Replonk" !
At the start of the evening, explore the museum’s exhibitions and spaces, to the sound of musicians from the world over, transporting you with their music!
Then at 8 p.m., once their concerts are over, they’ll head down to the museum lobby for a jam session plus a memorable birthday cake!
It’s free and there’ll be plenty for everyone!
- Ballaké Sissoko – kora. Exhibition "Headdresses from around the World, Antoine de Galbert’s donation": at 6.45 p.m. and 7.15 p.m. Ballaké Sissoko is currently one of the world music’s top musicians.
- Nils Petter Molvær – trumpet. Exhibition "Headdresses from around the World, Antoine de Galbert’s donation": at 6.30 p.m. and 7 p.m. Norvegian trumpeter, composer and productor.
- Nguyên Lê – guitare. Exhibition "Species - the Web of life": at 6.45 p.m. and 7.15 p.m. Nguyên Lê, the French musician and composer of Vietnamese origin, one of the most virtuoso and creative guitarists of the 21st century…
- Majid Bekkas – oud, guembri and singer. Exhibition "Species - the Web of life": at 6.30 p.m and 7 p.m. Majid Bekkas’s charismatic stage presence, his sensually bewitching and trance-like Gnawi vocals, and his virtuosity take you on a truly magical journey.
- Philippe Pipon Garcia – drums. Exhibition "Prison, beyond the walls": at 6.45 p.m and 7.15 p.m. A free-spirited jazz musician and electronic music pioneer, Philippe Pipon Garcia is a virtuoso drummer.
- Lionel Martin – saxophone. In different museum spaces. Lionel Martin’s influences range from Sidney Bechet to John Coltrane as well as… Les Béruriers Noirs.
- Vocal Iroko – Cuba voices. Space linking the 1st floor - glass platform: at 6.30 p.m. and 7 p.m. Vocal Iroko revisits Cuba’s traditional vocal repertoire and rituals.
- Compagnie Anou Skan – La Tribu Éphémère du Tournoiement - Space linking the 1st floor - glass platform: at 6.30 p.m. and 7 p.m. Dancers and musicians.