After more than 20 years, at the crossroads of so-called “art” music and “modern”music, whether composed or improvised, the 38e Rugissants and the Grenoble Jazz Festival have decided to merge, creating the “International Centre for Nomadic Music” (CIMN), which, year round, creates activities dedicated to creation, and a new springtime festival called “Détours de Babel” Festival. Its approach bears witness to the new stakes of musical creation, reflecting the cross-cultural nature of society today.
Each year, a theme is chosen, with the aim of resonating with societal issues. For this second festival, “Détours de Babel” is exploring the relationship between music and politics, on the
theme “Music and Religion”.