Named after one of the last survivors of a great Amazonian people, this houseboat is dedicated to promoting international cultures and spreading awareness of the dangers that threaten indigenous peoples. Every month, a country, region or people is chosen and celebrated through a series of events that reveal the unique customs and traditions of these societies. With the help of a number of professional partners – ethnomusicologists, anthropologists, archivists and travellers – the Péniche Anako offers a broad selection of shows and workshops for all ages. Through exhibitions, concerts, films and conferences, the history and traditions of various cultures are explored, as well as contemporary socio-political issues.
You could hear about the legends of Easter Island or Egyptian myths; watch a documentary about Iranian women, Bombay’s slums or Amazonian tribes; take part in an African dance class or an Armenian song session; sit in on a conference about Bolivian natural resources or a traditional Chilean concert. Although the topics are constantly changing, the venue also holds regular events such as its ethnomusiKa brunch the first Sunday of every month. Most of the events are free. For the current events listing check out the houseboat’s website here.
|Venue name:||Péniche Anako|
Bassin de la Villette. Face au 61 quai de la Seine
|Price:||Price of a half-pint: 3 euros|