Martinican artist Dédé Saint-Prix will be the host at the Château this Sunday (June 22, 2009) as the closing performer of the music fair currently under way at the Palais de l’Élysée. L’Elysée has scheduled Dédé Saint-Prix, “a formidable master of ceremonies, singer, percussionnist, flutist, and saxophonist,” as the final act for the Palais de l’Élysée music extravaganza. Saint-Prix says that he is delighted to represent Martinique in such a prestigious venue, in part because “our music needs recognition.” He adds that music offers “a way of being political and making life choices.” He will begin his performance at 5:30pm.
The Palais de l’Élysée (55, rue du Faubourg Saint Honoré) will be open to the public at 2:30pm and will present a variety of French classics, swing, and jazz. It will also feature Richard Dubugnon, a young French composer and the Atelier Lyrique of the National Opera of Paris, who will present selections from operatic works such as Samson et Dalila (Camille Saint-Saëns), Carmen and Les Pêcheurs de perles (Georges Bizet), Contes d’Hoffmann (Jacques Offenbach), and Le Roi d’Ys (Edouard Lalo). The final act will render homage to Dédé Saint Prix.
For full article (in French), see http://www.martinique.franceantilles.fr/actualite/culture/dede-saint-prix-a-l-elysee-pour-la-fete-de-la-musique-19-06-2009-35718.php