Mars en folie 10 years old in 2017!

Mars en folie 10 years old in 2017!

Picture : KKC Orchestra © Fabien Espinasse


As in past years, “Mars en Folie” will be a dynamic component of the Francophonie Festival celebrations in China. Once again, the network of 17 Alliances françaises across China, along with the Embassies of Belgium / Wallonia-Brussels Delegation, Switzerland and Canada, the Quebec government offices in China, the Wallonia-Brussels Delegation, as well as a new partner this year – the Embassy of Luxembourg – are all participating. Indeed, they are delighted to be presenting together five talented, lively and varied musical groups.


Multifaceted character, both rocker and songwriter, poet and rebellious, provocative and critical, romantically swimming against the current…Keith Kouna never ceases to surprise and charm his loyal Quebec public with his beautifully written songs and his anti-conformist and rebellious attitude. Keith is a free man who goes wherever he wants to. Escaping from any box in which we try to put him in. Ex-leader of a punk band, folk singer, hell, he even revisited some of Schubert's repertoire and transformed it into lyrical soundscapes. In his poetry, we get to see the world through a child's eyes, never grey, never smooth, never neutral, he would be happily hunch over you to bite or kiss you.

The one-of-a-kind KKC Orchestra is known for its powerful bass and hard, old-school hip hop flow. By combining the universality of swing and the modernity of electronic music, it has shaken up the music scene.

Appearing out of nowhere seven years ago, the KKC Orchestra is a group of free spirits who have set European rap ablaze. Their charm and soulfulness has set fire to their words, transforming their lyrics into weapons to challenge wrongdoing. But the main lesson they teach is on the dance floor — fans cannot help but move for these passionate artists. In concert, the energy is such that every heart beats in-synch to the rhythm of the MPC.

Les R’tardataires (Those who are always late) categorise themselves in a strange sphere without doublespeak, where funk, reggae, rock and gipsy music mix up with off the wall hip-hop. This duo combines irony, musical creativity and positive energy, and broaches varied and unexpected subjects. It is the favourite rap band of those who don’t like rap. Thanks to their multiple influences, these rappers from Liège have indeed good arguments to seduce and attract all kinds of music lovers. Nevertheless, they stay loyal to the spirit of original hip-hop, as we can see in their new album.

After more than 300 concerts, 26 year old Félicien Donzé, alias LiA, is in his element when on stage. His spontaneous and engaging way enables him to see the world differently. His third album ‘Quand l'Homme s'endort’ (When Man Falls Asleep), is an expression of his artistic identity. LiA likes to develop and deepen his characteristic simple and sincere way of singing and songwriting in an exploring manner. His songs are exploring human mystery, -dreams, -language and inner being. The result is a kind of rock music with poetic traits. Melancholic- but not sad. The lyrics leave room for music and sound textures to carry the listener into different spheres.

Bewitching arrangements, warm low-pitched vocal samples and rousing percussions are NAPOLEON GOLD's favorite tools when producing their ambient electronic tracks. 

In 2015, Jerome Klein (Piano/Percussions) joined NAPOLEON GOLD, which was initially Antoine Honorez’s solo project, adding intensity and character to the live performances. The mix between electronic sounds, guitars, piano, percussions and subtle improvisations make each show a unique experience.


19.03.2017 19:00 - 19.03.2017 23:15
Entry with ticket
The adresse for take the ticket:Alliance Française of Beijing
Embassy of Switzerland
Embassy of Belgium - Delegation Wallonia-Brussels in China


Yugong Yishan

3-2 Zhang Zizhong Lu

Dongcheng district, Beijing, Beijing


Phone : 010-64042711


24.03.2017 19:15 - 24.03.2017 21:30


Nu Space
No.55 Kuixinglou Road, Qingyang District, Chengdu
Qingyang district, Chengdu, Sichuan



12.03.2017 19:00 - 12.03.2017 22:30
Free entrance


SISU Auditorium

33 Zhuangzhi Lu
Lieshimu, Shapingba

Shapingba district, Chongqing, Chongqing



28.03.2017 19:00 - 28.03.2017 23:00
free entry for reservation 020-83802501


The K .K. Leung Hall of Sun Yat-Sen University
No. 135, Xingang Xi Road,Haizhu District, Guangzhou, 510275
Haizhu district, Guangzhou, Guangdong



26.03.2017 19:30 - 26.03.2017 21:00
Early bird ticket 150 yuan ; ticket 180 yuan;
site for the ticket:


Multi-functional theater of Hangzhou Grand Theater
39 Road Xinye, Hangzhou
Jianggan district, Hangzhou, Zhejiang



31.03.2017 20:00 - 31.03.2017 22:00
By reservation only


The Vine Centre Wanchai
The Vine Centre, 29 Burrows Street, Wan Chai
Jiulong district, Hong Kong, Hong Kong



16.03.2017 18:30 - 16.03.2017 22:00
free entry for reservation 0531-89001068-0


Sheng kun lun odeum Shandong University

Shandong University, No.27 of shanda south Road, Ji'nan, SHANDONG

Licheng district, Jinan, Shandong



25.03.2017 20:00 - 25.03.2017 23:00
Ticketing: - 021-63575388
Free entry reservation required:(one booking for one entry).
Attention: Please leave your valid email adress. After your booking,you will receive a confirmation email that you have to present at the entrance of concert.


On Stage

570 Huaihai west road, Red TownA2-101

Xuhui district, Shanghai, Shanghai



18.03.2017 19:30 - 30.11.-0001
Free entry


13 Club

55 Chifeng Dao

Heping district, Tianjin, Tianjin



11.03.2017 19:00 - 11.03.2017 12:30
Free entrance
Free entry on registration :


Red Chair Theater, 403 International Art Center

33 Road Baotongsi, District Wuchang, Wuhan

Wuchang district, Wuhan, Hubei



23.03.2017 19:15 - 23.03.2017 21:30
Free Entrance - Inscription at


Xi'an North West University South Campus Polyactivity Hall
Xi'an Northwest university South campus (East gate)
Changan district, Xi'an, Shaanxi







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