Mission


Festival Mémoire et Racines

Mémoire et Racines is a non-profit organization whose mandate is to promote to all audiences, traditional arts from here and elsewhere such as song, music, dance and storytelling through, among other things, quality punctual shows, but especially through the Festival Mémoire et Racines.

For Mémoire et Racines, living heritage rhymes with oral transmission, that is why it is very important to promote encounters and exchanges between professional artists, emerging acts and bearers of traditions of all cultural backgrounds while making them accessible to a wide audience, in an open climate of experimentation and creativity.

The artistic vision of Mémoire et Racines is focused on rigor. The discovery of new talents since the beginnings of the Festival Mémoire et Racines is the guarantee of the quality sought by our clientele. The closeness between the spectators and the artists (made possible thanks to the workshops and the intimate concerts) creates a friendly atmosphere for all, enhanced by the enchanting site of the Parc Bosco.

Festival Mémoire et Racines is considered by its peers as a model both at the organisational level and in the diversity and richness of its artistic programming.

The nearly 300 volunteers who return years after years are our best ambassadors. Their involvement gives them a sense of belonging to a community that shares the same values that are centered around living heritage. Our Organization recruits nearly 250 members annually.