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A man dancing in underwear and A Disco Dino in the streets of Paris

You read well, this Twitter Bazar post is kind of… special. When we saw these tweets we immediately thought we had to share them with you, they are bold and unexpected while the city of Paris is under lockdown. Let’s start with a video posted by Chantal Hoogvliet, a Paris based Fashion Producer who livestreams every day on Youtube a serie called “Paris on Lockdown Today” – a LIVE Vlog serie by Dutch Parisian Chantal. ...


Paris, a beautiful yet disturbing deserted city under lockdown

Last week we posted a news about the Eiffel Tower lighting up as a sign of solidarity with heathcare workers; this time it’s a video filmed by the Préfecture de Police of Paris and shared by Max Dana on Twitter capturing the emptiness of Paris. The City of Lights is empty quiet as streets are deserted during coronavirus lockdown. The feeling is kind of weird, to be honest… Paris is both beautiful and frightening, we are ‘at war’ ...


Eiffel Tower lights up to say ‘Merci’ to healthcare workers fighting COVID

A nationwide lockdown was imposed in France on March 16, and since then the country is facing intense surges in the need for hospital ICU beds; special trains are even used to evacuate coronavirus patients from overwhelmed hospitals to other less-affected regions to ease congestion in the wards. As healthcare workers on the front lines are in urgent need of FFP2 health masks, people across the country show their gratitude for doctors and nurses fighting ...


Jon Burgerman’s ‘Fast food’ show in Paris

‘Fast food’ is Jon Burgerman‘s new exhibition at Sergeant Paper artstore in Paris. The show runs from January 28th until February 25th and we will be at the opening on Saturday for the signing session (3pm). Jon Burgerman is one of our favorite artists and we are very excited to see his new art works . He is going to release some awesome new screen prints at the show, we can’t wait to be there and maybe meet with him! Note ...


Art in Sudan: Photographer Rashid Mahdi

A few days ago, we went to see a collective exhibition in Paris: “Photographies soudanaises” (Sudanese photographs). The gallery Clémentine de la Féronnière brought together, thanks to the Elnour collective founded by Claude Iverné in 2003, photographs by Rashid Mahdi but also by Richard Lokiden Wani, Gadalla Gubara, Madani Gahory, Osman Hamid Khalifa and Ahmed Omar Addow amongst others. Max Dana appreciates a lot the work done by ...


ONE on G20 leaders: ‘Break the cycle of famine’

G20 leaders are meeting later this week in Cannes and ONE teamed up with the City of Paris to send them a message as the square of the Paris Town Hall was plunged in complete darkness while ONE’s “F-Famine” and “A future without famine” videos were projected onto the wall of the Town Hall. From the article published on ONE’s Blog: On the eve of the G20 summit in Cannes, hundreds of members of ONE, along with a few celebrities including ...


‘Lost in Paris’ with Matt Gross

Not everyone in the Sama Team lives in Paris, on the contrary. But some of us know the city quite well or at least they think they do. Reading Lost in Paris article by Matt Gross made us realize it is very different to visit the city once in a while, and to actually live in the place. Matt Gross, the former Frugal Traveler, is writing a book about independent travel, to be published by Da Capo Press. And he loves Paris since he met his wife Jean 13 years ...


Paris Fashion Week 2011: trouble in paradise?

Fashion designers, models, celebrities… Many people are currently in Paris for the Fashion Week running from September 27 to October 5. But behind closed doors, the joy may not last for long due to bad economic news, according to some specialists. On Reuters we read: ‘Paris Fashion Week kicked off on Tuesday under a cloud of economic pessimism mixed with uncertainty about the creative direction of some of the world’s biggest fashion ...


Hundreds of people for Troy Davis in Paris

We decided to dedicate this C’est la vie in France weekly post to Troy Davis. As you may already know if you read the Sama Gazette, and with the strong support of French artist Max Dana, we actively work to bring attention to his case. In a few words: ‘Troy Davis was sentenced to death in 1991 for the murder of police officer Mark Allen MacPhail in Savannah, Georgia in 1989. No physical evidence directly links Davis to the murder – no ...


Paris Design Week, the creative sparkling of Paris

Paris Design Week has started and it is about celebrating design through a popular event for both the general public and professionals. Exhibitions, events, in many different places across Paris. Design but also music and most of all great guests. About the event: Paris Design Week is both cultural and commercial, professional and consumer-oriented. It will bring together a hundred events, including the MAISON&OBJET international trade show, ...






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