Collectif Roms Chakaraka

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Country/partner countries
Bordeaux and surrounding, France

Project lead partner/organization and contact person (e-mail, links) project website
Collectif Roms Chakaraka
Yvan Bogati

Project information – start and end date (if available)
September 2011, still ongoing

Summary (goals and purposes of the project)
- The creation of an orchestra of seven Roma musicians from Bordeaux + suburban squats and voluntary organization of a hundred concerts to date
- The organization of cultural events around the Roma community
- The filming of a documentary film about the creation and life of the orchestra for 3 years in a squat Bordeaux (Directed by Sylvain Mavel and Eric Cron, the Collective and produced by France Television / Primaluce / CRC)
- A play "CHAKARAKA, a funny story experience" on the experiences of two directors during the shooting of the documentary film CHAKARAKA.
- (Festival Theatre Biennial of the Real / Marseille 2013 and 2014.)
- Social support of squats (enrollment of children in school)
- A mediation with local councils and associations in the field
- Entering the TGI de Bordeaux against Bordeaux-Metropole to try to counter slowing and the multiple evictions musicians (8 in 2 years)
- The radio
- Relays press and articles

Results of the project
- A hundred dates Chakaraka Orchestra concerts
- Expo Photos
- Maintaining a Facebook page updated for 5 years (1800 subscribers)
- Creation of visual / Logos / Posters / Flyers / Banners
- Movie theater Diffusion documentary "CHAKARAKA" (84 ') throughout France (selected: Month documentary Aquitaine (25 projections) / Traces de Vies Festival in Clermont-Ferrand / Gindou Film Festival).
- Dissemination by France Télévision in 2014 Documentary Film CHAKARAKA version 52 '.
- 6 performances of the play (Théâtre de la Cité (Marseille) - Wasteland of the Belle de Mai (Marseille) / Ederlezi Festival (Bordeaux).
- Publication of a DVD case / book (in progress)
- Creation of a music CD (ongoing)
- Organization Ederlezi Festival in Bordeaux (from 8 to 10 May 2015)
- Guidance on social and administrative squats
- Obtaining titles stays and pay slips for musicians
- Mediation with local authorities and associations in the field
- Starting a partnership Merignac Mayor / Emmaus for the construction of 3 family houses

Who will benefit from this project (target group)
- The musicians of the group CHAKARAKA ORCHESTRA and their families
- The public and French Bordeaux
- Concerts / cinema / theater / media / radio / institutions with hundreds of thousands of people sensitized

Sources of funding
- Recipes concerts
- For the documentary film: Region Aquitaine / CNC / France 3 Aquitaine / participatory Financing Ulule
( € 8,000 )
- For the theater : Theatre de la Cité (Marseille)


Document - materials that incurred in the project