The music of French singer-songwriter Benjamín Piat will be heard in the Bogota Planetarium dome on March 16. The artist, an important representative of French-speaking culture, will perform at the city’s astronomical stage as part of his Latin American tour.
This show is organized by the Instituto Distrital de las Artes - Idartes and the Alianza Francesa en Bogotá (the French Alliance in Bogota) as part of the Francophonie month, which seeks to exalt French culture around the world.
“The artist Benjamin Piat is coming to Colombia for that occasion, who will be touring with his album “El Dorado”. It is a joy for me to invite the public in general to join us and experience a day full of emotions through melodies and compositions made with poems in French, says Amandine Poret, general director of the Bogota French Alliance.
Benjamin Piat, a native of the city of Angers in France, is a folk pop musician inspired by texts such as those of the poet Jacques Prévert, but also from many other French culture sources.
He released his first album Boîte à Musique in 2013, which was awarded by prizes such as the Lauréat SACEM and the Chant'Appart and later, in 2017, he releases his second album L'échappée Belle. With it, he starts a tour in Europe and around the world, being named as the godfather of Francophonie in Laos.
“Cultural exchange is fundamental. With Idartes Internacional, una ventana al mundo (Idartes International, a window to the world) project, we seek to broaden horizons in and for Bogota, receiving artists like Piat, who will bring a sample of what is currently circulating in France. It is important to be able to nourish ourselves with these experiences”, says Catalina Valencia, Idartes director.
The concert will take place on Wednesday, March 16 at 7:00 p.m. at the Bogota Planetarium. Entry free of charge until full capacity is reached. The doors will open at 6:00 p.m.