One of the musical highlights of our summer in France was ‘Africajarc’. Cajarc on the river Lot, east of Cahors, hosts this music festival every year celebrating the sounds of Africa. The whole town is taken over by stalls selling African food, clothes, musical instruments and music and in the evening the big concert. It’s usually on in July each year. Here’s the 2014 programme http://www.africajarc.com/programmation.php with contact details
Angélique Kidjo was fantastic!
She was born in Benin but is now based in Paris. Africajarc is a lovely small venue where you can get right up close to the artists. While we were having a hot chocolate after the concert we got speaking to one of the guitarists of the band, he’s based in New York – then Anjelique Kidjo appeared and got into her black sedan with her minders. Our rockstar moment!