Moka Art Festival 2018: the public wants another one

It was the Moka Smart City’s very first initiative. This first edition putting forward all forms of art happened on the 28th of April. And this had Moka and its surroundings in a celebratory mood.

From day to night, good mood and culture were the highlight of the very first Moka Art Festival. This event concentrated performing arts and visual arts to make its motto come true: make culture accessible to all! This is how a whole region shifted to performance mode, to the greatest pleasure of the public.  

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A breath of fresh art

There was the sky, the sun, and catchy melodies to set the tone. Students of Conservatoire Francois Mitterrand made sure this day got off with a roaring start, and boomed with music, of course.

If the ambience literally marched on with a band at the St Pierre bus station, the Moka marketplace buzzed with jolly pop-jazz airs, whereas Bagatelle and Moka’z had made up their minds: jazz for one, and pop for the other. Paintings, photographs and digital art regrouped under a bedouin tent, in a successful fusion.

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Night sky full of stars

A bucolic setting with an infinite sky view, lanterns to light up the heavens, a stage, convivial tables, and a few tents; and what do you obtain? The perfect setting for a night filled with magic.

On the menu? Only famous artists to entertain and wow the crowd. Komiko warmed up the audience, and the show went on with musical sensations such as the quartet Patyatann, singer Sébastien Margéot, and none other than Eric Triton who took turns on the stage.

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A thrilled audience

“A fairytale setting” for some, “a family-friendly atmosphere” thanks to animations mixing caricatures and face painting for others. The impressions seem to converge towards positivity, and asking for an “encore” of the performance that was this day.