Françoise Nyssen, Minister of Culture, wished to open the doors of the Ministry to all audiences and especially to the most remote audiences of culture. She set up a monthly meeting: the Nocturnes of the Ministry of Culture.

On the occasion of the tenth anniversary of the death of Aimé Césaire, artists will pay tribute to him for this second edition of the Nocturnes of the Ministry of Culture - Monday, April 16 at 8 pm.

Many artists such as Guy-Régis Jr, the actor and director Jean-Michel Martial, the actresses Daisy Miotelloet Virginie Emane, the playwright and director Jean-René Lemoine, musicians Harry Gofin and Philippe Nalry and singer and musician Mélissa Laveaux will gather around readings, songs and music for a unique and exceptional evening dedicated to Aimé Césaire.

Disappeared in 2008, the French Republic honoured one of the greatest poets of the French language by bringing him «symbolically» to the Pantheon in 2011. Last great figure of the Negritude, Aimé Césaire embodied in a singular way poetically and politically the awareness of the being of the Black in the world which remains one of the characteristics of the thought of the XXe century.

For the first edition of the Nocturnes of the Ministry of Culture, Claude Debussy was in the spotlight, the public was invited to the ministry’s salons for an exceptional and free evening around the repertoire of the great composer performed by the students of the Conservatoire National Supérieur de la Musique et de la Danse de Paris. The Ministry’s third Nocturnes will take place in May.