One of the most eagerly anticipated events of the rentrée for all Parisians, don't be surprised to hear people referring excitedly to the 'Fête de l'Huma'. Despite its political overtones (it's the signature event of l'Humanité, formerly the daily newspaper of the French Communist Party), the festival attracts a broad church: anyone with an interest in humanitarianism, philanthropy or simply affordable gigs in an easygoing atmosphere.
Regular fixtures at the festival (in the Parc Départemental de la Courneuve Georges Valbon) include literary, philosophical and political debates, calls to action and solidarity movements, sporting events, theatre and music gigs. Prices are kept low, in keeping with philosophy of accessibility. So most pockets can – and should – shell out for three days of exceptional acts. This year features Asian Dub Foundation, Archive, Asaf Avidan, -M- and Jamel Debbouze.
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