The Zguen fest: two days of concerts at the Athanor

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For two years now, Pollux Asso has brought up to date the emblematic event that has marked its history: the Zguen Festival. The Albigensian public awaited his return.

This 2022 edition promises to make an impression once again. On September 16 and 17, the Athanor stage will host a colorful program of rap, ska, afro-funk and world music.

Friday, September 16, from 7 p.m., meet three great figures of the new French rap scene.

Moroccan rapper Zamdane will open hostilities. Revealed in 2017 by the single Favaro, he has since become one of the hottest emerging talents in Marseille rap. With a powerful and regular flow he puts words on his life marked by exile. A rapper on the rise, who deserves to be discovered.

Rising star of rap, the Toulouse-born Zinée will take over. She defends her own style at the crossroads of very different musical influences. Zinée is sensitive texts, carried by a soft and high voice, between rap and song.

The rap collective La Fusion, made up of six people from Tarn, will then take over the microphone.

As for the Saturday evening program, it ventures into other sonic regions. Peter Solo and his group Voodoo Game will set the Athanor on fire, along with the Tarnais from Soul Papaz and the group Kiwanja, who are making their big comeback at the Zguen Festival after a long absence. Vaudou Game embodies unclassifiable Togolese funk. A veritable storm of groove, his music mixes vintage afro-funk with sounds drawn from ancestral voodoo rituals: Voodoo game is the promise of entering a festive and committed musical trance.

Walking between funk, hip hop, rock, afrobeat and Ethiopian jazz, it’s a real show that offers the Soul Papaz on stage.

The Albigensian group Kiwanja defends cosmopolitan music, both in its sounds borrowed from ska, afrobeat, reggae or funk, and in its singing which mixes French, Arabic, Swahili and Wolof. He offers energetic and mixed music that exudes the joy of living. Finally, La Charcuterie Musicale and its quirky universe will set the dancefloor on fire over the two days of the festival.