Francophone week in Qatar (21-27 march 2015)

Under the patronage of His Excellency Dr. Hamad bin Abdulaziz Al-KUWARI, Minister of Culture, Arts and Heritage of the State of Qatar, the French Embassy and the French Institute in Qatar, in cooperation with the Cultural Village Katara, Doha Film Institute and Qatar Music Academy, invite you to celebrate the Francophone Week in Qatar, held from Saturday March 21 to Saturday March 27, 2015.

The French Embassy and the French Institute in Qatar present three concerts and a range of French movies that will be held at Katara, as follows:

On Sunday March 22, the singer Mario Stasi will perform some great French classics, including songs of Reggiani, Jonasz, Brel, Christophe, Nougaro and Barbara. ( At 6 pm, at the Drama Theater Katara, building 16). A concert with the National Barbes Orchestra will follow (at 8:30 pm, at the Opera House Katar, building 16).

On Saturday March 27, from 4 pm to 5 pm, at the Qatar Music Academy (Katara, building 8), kids will enjoy discovering the magnificent music of Francis Poulenc at a family concert entitled “the Story of Babar, the Baby Elephant”. The pianist Deborah Armstrong will be the star playing at the concert, where some original drawings of Jean de Brunhoff will be screened.

Moreover, cinema aficionados will be able to watch many movies during the francophone week at the Katara Drama Theater, building 16, including “What have we done?” by Philippe Chauveron (March 3, at 6:30 pm), “Jack and the clock heart” by Mathias Malzieu and Stéphane Berla (March 27, at 2:30 pm) and “Samba” by Olivier Nakache and Eric Toledano (March 27, at 9 pm), among many other films.

His Excellency Mr. Eric Chevallier, Ambassador of France in Qatar, said “We invite everyone to join us on March 22 and enjoy listening to the most beautiful French classic songs, performed by Mario Stasi then spend a nice evening listening to the National Barbes Orchestra. And we haven’t forgotten about the kids, as we invite them to attend the family concert the Story of Babar, the Baby Elephant”.

All of the above mentioned events are free. A detailed program can be viewed on the French Institute website:

published on 26/03/2015

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