Week 4


Crédit: Tanissa Ottawa et Ben Fry

Kyra Shaughnessy et Sakay Ottawa

Thursday, May 21st- 9pm
Opening at 8pm


Sala Rossa
4848, Saint-Laurent Boulevard
Laurier Metro

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Come and experience a musical evening in harmony, bringing together Kyra Shaughnessy and Sakay Ottawa: two artists who captivate audiences with their unique voices and shared philosophy.
The two multi-instrumentalists, with envoloping voices, accompany each other on deeply universal and humanist original songs in Atikamekw, French, English, and Irish Gaelic: a concrete example of the beauty and the complicity that can flourish when cultures unite

Sakay and Kyra met in Manawan during a songwriting project organized by Partenaires pour la Paix. The goal of the project was to create bridges between First Nations and Quebec communities. Since then, Kyra and Sakay have taken advantage of every opportunity to lend their voices to each other's projects. Their concert is, above all, an intimate invitation to dare to meet “the other” and to let the universal language of music forge ties that go beyond all socio-cultural barriers.

Artists : Kyra Shaughnessy, Sakay Ottawa

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LayLit - DRLayLit

Friday, May 22th -10pm

10$ (presale)-12$ (on-site)

Centre Phi
407, Saint Pierre Street
Square Victoria- OACI Metro

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LayLit is a NYC based dance party celebrating the diverse music from Middle-Eastern and North African countries and their diasporas.

For its fifth visit to Montreal, LayLit is integrating Festival Accès Asie’s program for an inclusive night of dancing advocating unity across cultures, languages, dialects, religions, identity, and sexual orientations.

Stretching all the way back to the 50’s and diving into today's contemporary scene, each event is a genre-spanning musical trip, highlighting the incredible diversity, depth, and richness that comes out of the regions.

DJs : Wake Island and SAPHE

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Crédit : Jatin Campani

Enchantement du violon indien
Presented by Groupe Banque TD, in collaboration with le Centre Kabir

Saturday, May 23th

Gesù - Centre de créativité
1200 de Bleury Street
Place-des-Arts Metro

30$( Regular seats)-55$( Premium seats)

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“L. Subramaniam is the best this listener has heard…” – The New York Times

“The God of Indian Violin” – Times of India, Mumbai

“Each time I listen to him, I am carried away in wonderment ” – Lord Yehudi Menuhin

Festival Accès Asie, in collaboration with Kabir Centre and Groupe Banque TD, invites you to discover Carnatic music, a traditional music of South of India with the artist Dr. L. Subramaniam.
This accomplished virtuoso violinist and revolutionary musician will take you on a journey through the history of this music and its different forms, between improvisation and poetic homage.

He will be joined by his two loyal musicians, Anindo Chatterjee, tabla player, percussion from North India and by Mahesh Krishnamurthy, mridangam player, percussion from South India which are two essential instruments in Indian classical music. It’s a great pleasure to also announce that his 9-year-old granddaughter, Mahati Subramaniam, will be joining us.

Musicians: Dr L. Subramaniam, Anindo Chatterjee, Mahesh Krishnamurthy | Guest: Mahati Subramaniam

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In collaboration with Teas Guru

Sunday May 24th
English session: 1:30pm to 2:30pm
French session: 3:30pm to 4:30pm


Salon de Thé Oasis
1460, Jean Talon Street
Fabre Metro

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Teas Guru and Festival Accès Asie invite you to participate in a double tea ceremony.

Maître Le will offer you a traditional performance of the Chinese tea ceremony "Gong Fu Cha" accompanied by tastings of several vintage teas, followed by, Miyuki-san who will perform the Japanese tea ceremony "Shanoyu" and offer you a tasting of traditional matcha tea.

Kayo Yasuhara will perform the shamisen, a traditional Japanese instrument, to completely immerse
your senses.

Master of tea: Han Le | Chanoyu practitioner and mistress: Miyuki Nha-My Do-san | Musician: Kayo Yasuhara

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