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Django Reinhardt, Swing de Paris (Cité de la Musique, Paris)

PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2013 2:24 pm
by EleanorT
Well it's thanks to Garth and his article (http://thegypsychronicles.net/django-reinhardt-swing/) that I made it across a snow-covered Paris on Sunday, three days before its closure (yes, today is the last day) to this exhibition, a hommage to the short life of Django Reinhardt and his enormous musical contribution to the world. Thanks Garth! On a number of levels this appealed to me: I have a passion for photography, and there were some poignant images showing gypsy communities in the early 20th Century on the outskirts of Paris, and a fantastic film made in 1928; I love the graphic design of the 1930s and there were some stunning posters; I love of course the music... I went with a jazz-loving friend and my 7-yr old god daughter who's recently started learning the guitar, so a great afternoon.

Here's one of my favourite photos: http://pinterest.com/pin/178595941443539696/

and a poster, though couldn't find my favourite... http://bit.ly/UkseDR

Re: Django Reinhardt, Swing de Paris (Cité de la Musique, Paris)

PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2013 7:44 pm
by Garth Cartwright
Grand that you liked the exhibition, Eleanor. I loved it and hoped it would travel to London but sadly no museum here has taken it up. Django's birthday was today, I believe.