Full of poetry and through many disciplines, Midi Minuit’s second edition wants to build bridges and honor West African artists. A time of sharing and discovery, this festival’s purpose is to be an oasis of creation and reflection with Les Récréâtrales and with Les Ateliers de la pensée, workshops created by Senegalese economist, poet and thinker Felwine Sarr.

Felwine Sarr, Véronique Tadjo, Ken Bugul and many others. Poets, directors, scenographers, actors, film-makers and digital artists will present and share their work, from noon to nighttime.


12:40 - 13:30
Midis de la Poésie : Et nous n’aurons pas besoin de foudre pour tisser des soleils

Véronique TADJO

The meeting will be hosted by Soraya AMRANI



20:00 > 22:30
Soirée Partage hoted by Kouam Tawa

Started in 2014 as part of the Festival Récréâtrales in Ouagadougou, Soirée Partage put the poet, the thinker, and the artist at the heart of the city. They are experiments in new forms of theatre, the springboard for a participatory democracy and the creating of multiplicious critical thinking on contemporary African society and its future.

Spaces for collective thought, for encounters and for public debating, the Evenings of Sharing embody the spirit of traditional gatherings and the philosophy of verbal exchanges.



Concert MXDO (Metx Diaspora Orchestra)

Zouratie KONE, n’goni, balafon & singing 
Jean GNONLONFOUN, percussions
Esinam DOGBATSE, transverse flute
Falk SCHRAUWEN, percussions


  • This Midis de la Poésie project is a coproduction between Théâtre National Wallonie-Bruxelles, La Fondation A Stichting, Coopération Education Culture (CEC), l’Atelier de Création Sonore Radiophonique, La Charge du Rhinocéros, and the Librarie Candide. With the support of Wallonie-Bruxelles International.

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