D’Accord! + Fallen Flags x MJF

  • Thursday | 23.05.24
  • 5.30pm
  • Band on the Wall, Manchester
  • Free

Initiated by mjf and The Glasshouse ICM (Gateshead), with support from Centre National de la Musique (CNM) in Paris, D’Accord! is a new programme bringing together northern artists fresh from mjf’s artist development programmes with breakthrough French artists. It offers them an invaluable opportunity to open up their international horizons and develop partnerships with overseas artists.

Devising sessions will take place at The Glasshouse and this exclusive musical partnership will be premiered there – and here at mjf.

Francesca Pidgeon, DIY composer and multi-instrumentalist from Manchester, is the creative mind behind art-pop collective Dilletante and a mainstay of B.C Camplight’s band; Newcastle’s John Pope is an open-hearted improviser and bassist, best known for being one third of genre-defying Archipelago and leading his own Quartet.

Naïssam Jalal, born in Paris from Syrian parents, searches for freedom in her music, authentically bridging multiple cultures in her collaborations and her touring, from Egypt and Lebanon to Tunisia and Palestine. Originally from Guadeloupe, now Paris-based, drummer Arnaud Dolmen brings his background of gwoka and jazz into his energetic playing and musical partnerships throughout the world.

Artists on stage: 6.00pm
Curfew: 8.00pm
Stage: The Bar