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What, When, Where, Who and How?

Alliance Baza{a}r March April

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Complete your diary with the AFK events !

march 10 14 16-20 27

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2009

Fagu Purnima Holi * Nepalese New Year * Franchophonie Week OZMA Concert Read pg. 4 & 5

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april

14 Nepali New Year * 17-19 Animation Festival

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Read pg. 6

Loktantra Diwas * New session begins

* AFK will be closed during these days.

Opening Hours

Institution Monday to Friday : 7 am - 7 pm Library Mon/Tue/Wed/Fri : 8 am - 6.30 pm Sunday : 12 noon - 4 pm

Alliance Franรงaise in Kathmandu Tripureshwor (beside Avenues TV) P.O. Box 452, Kathmandu, Nepal Phone : + 977 (1) 4241163 / 4242832 Fax : + 977 (1) 4242621 E-mail : general.afk@gmail.com Website : www.alliancefrancaise.org.np

Campus France Desk Mon/Tue/Wed/Fri : 11.30 am - 6.30 pm Sunday : 12 noon - 4 pm or by appointment Translation Desk Mon/Tue/Fri : 9.30 am - 12.30 pm Bistrot Monday to Friday 7 am - 6.30 pm

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Dear friends,

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Time flies. Winter almost comes to its end, a new school year is getting prepared among Nepalese schools and at the Alliance and the last issue of our program to which Mireille Hamon-Loirat will have contributed before taking off towards new horizons. As I told you, time flies but this issue of Alliance Baza{a}r doesn’t loose the rhythm and once again comes to offer you with several events! Yes, all is a matter of rhythm and this is not Ozma that will contradict! At the beginning of this year, those 5 French musicians are the guests of the Alliance Française Jazz Club in India and Nepal. In partnership with the Kathmandu Jazz Conservatory, they’ll stay in Kathmandu for a week by meeting Nepalese musicians through workshops and shared repertory shows. If you are expecting something predictable and that has been tried many times before, this performance will probably be the wrong choice. It is for those looking for something different: originality and spontaneity! Don’t miss the event that will attract attention! A French Jazz band in Nepal, an Alliance still turned toward future, that announces the French language‘s week that is celebrated across the world. This “Francophonie” festival offers you this year to foresee the future through the theme “Words for tomorrow”. To each his own vision of the future. Come to express yours through the various activities conducted by our Alliance. Make the most of this week by meeting French people settled in Nepal and discover their activities and famous gastronomy. And that’s not all! Always moving, our team, in partnership with b&n, invites you to the first edition of the Animation Movie Festival, in April. Join to enjoy productions of this new style coming from all over the world, as well as few local productions. Future is getting prepared at every moment of life and the Alliance accompanies you through you steps: future around a coffee at “Le Bistrot”, future of your studies with Campus France desk, future of your administrative steps with the Translation desk. Think about it! See you soon!

Team

Philippe Martin - Director

Board of directors Keshav Raj Jha (President), Sugandha Wagley (Vice President), Mahen Shresta (Treasurer), Rabin K.C. (Secretary & legal advisor), Aymeric Hamon (Vice Treasurer), Christophe Abbou (Vice Secretary), Pratima Pandé (Member), NayanTara Gurung Kakshapati (Member), Pramod Khakurel (Member) Direction Philippe Martin, Prabin Rana, Mireille Hamon-Loirat, Krishna Shrestha Library & Campus France Desk Mira Thapa, Niranjan Neupane Translation Desk Ingrid Chiron Staff Laxman Khadka, Suresh K.C., Navraj K.C., Tsering Sherpa, Ramesh Maharjan, Pradip Biswokarma, Thakur Pyakurel, Madhav Pandey, Mira Dahal Bistrot Ingrid Chiron, Uttam Aryal, Buddhi Ratna, Uma Maya Lama, Mangal Tamang Teachers Ashok Shakya, Benoît Gillet, Cindy Bahy, David Baillat, Deepker Shakya, Eva Przyszczikowski, Gautam Basu, Maya G. Kaur, Mathilde Honigman, Rijendra Shrestha, Sébastien Barré


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On the occasion of the "Miles Music Festival", organized by Kathmandu Jazz Conservatory, Alliance Française in Kathmandu & Infinity International present you

OZMA in Kathmandu a French Jazz Band, for an explosive Jazz !

David Florsch – saxophone, Matthias Mahler – trombone, Adrien Dennefeld – guitar, Edouard Séro-Guillaume – bass, Stéphane Scharlé – drums The young French performers “borrowed” the name for their group from the “Extra galactic life research”program “Ozma” of the NASA, or even from the great fantasy book "The Wizard of Oz", which features a character of a princess also called Ozma. Such flight of imagination is no surprise, as it is a distinctive feature of Ozma’s music. Musicians talk about their style as “jazz metric-rhythmic-swinging-warmly-festivedynamic-rough-explosive-music”. Didn’t understand? No need to ! If you like something that has been tried many times and is predictable, this performance will perhaps be the wrong choice. It is for those looking for originality and spontaneity !

The Miles Music Festival Uniting People with Music 2nd edition : 22 March 2009 – 29 March 2009

The Miles Music Festival is organized by KJC as a key event to promote music, culture and art in Nepal and internationally. The Miles Music Festival is an internationally recognized music festival where eastern and western music meet and mix, knowledge is shared and new styles are formed. The long-term perspective is to attract musicians worldwide for a unique learning and exchange opportunity based on the amazing cultural heritage of Hindustani music. While there are other music festivals organized in Nepal, the focus on educational aspects and mixing Nepali Folk, Hindustani and western styles makes The Miles Music Festival a truly unique event. For more information about the festival : KJC, Jhamsikhel, Lalitpur, Nepal. Phone: 01-5013554 / Email: info@katjazz.com / www.katjazz.com

To see the entire Miles Music Festival's schedule go to www.nepjazz.com


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OZMA concert

Friday, March 27, 6pm Army Club Auditorium, Tundhikel Rs. 800 (front rows), Rs. 400 (others) and Rs. 200 (for AFK and KJC students) Tickets available at : Alliance Française in Kathmandu, Kathmandu Jazz Conservatory, Siddhartha Art Gallery, The Bakery Café outlets, Chez Caroline Restaurant, Sangeeta Thapa (99510-30873), Pratima Pandé (9851022365) and Army Club (on the evening of the concert).

Come and listen the fusion between Jazz and Nepalese traditional music. Contact AFK or KJC to book your seat In Ozma’s particularly strange universe, the various landscapes, made up of a subtle balance between writing and improvisation, succeed one another with witty eloquence and humor.

BOOK YOUR SEAT IN ADVANCE !

Workshop sessions at KJC Wednesday, March 25 & Thursday, March 26 during the afternoon Kathmandu Jazz Conservatory

FREE WORKSHOPS - Don't miss this unique opportunity to play and learn from international jazz musicians ! Be careful, limited number of seats. (Priority given to KJC students) For more information and to book your place for these workshops, contact directly Kathmandu Jazz Conservatory.

OZMA and Nepalese musicians - A unique shared-repertoire concert

Sunday, March 29, 7pm Dokhaima Café, in Patan Dhoka

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European Union Delegation of the European Commission to Nepal


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The Alliance Francaise Kathmandu and Annecy International Animated Film Festival, in collaboration with b&n, present

résolument animés Festival of Animated Movies

What a wonderful animation we have ! And what wonderful worlds it takes us to ! The talents of France's leading animators band together to take you on a magical mystery tour. This festival also offers insights into other cultures, with five guest films from India, Argentina, Israel Hungary and of course Nepal! Venue : Alliance Française in Kathmandu - FREE SCREENINGS 3 days exclusively dedicated to short animation films / Most of the films are without dialogue, or in French subtitled in English. Friday, April 17 6pm : Opening Ceremony / Social shorts (1h10 / 12 films) Saturday, April 18 4pm : Ah ! Love (1h14 / 11 films) 6pm : The short and the long of it (1 hr / 7 films)

Sunday, April 19 4pm : Break of dawn (1h06 / 9 films) 6pm : We are not machines (1h08 / 11 films) For those who thought that animated films meant purely the studio-major cartoons of our childhoods, we envy you the incredible voyage of discovery these films will take you on. More than mere films, each of these works is a surprise, a gift, a wonder full of stories, discoveries and love. Maya Animation Academy (MAAC) will be our partner to feature Nepalese animation, production and issues. Details at www.alliancefrancaise.org.np

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French is not a language only spoken by people at the it bottom of the Eiffel Tower: ond sec or t is shared as a firs language by 170 millions of French-speakers, and the International Organization of the Francophonie binds together 63 countries. French is a link inherited from s the past that also welcome t tha e newcomers, becaus language is a tool to build into future: in a world that turns ates cre nch Fre ge, villa bal glo a opportunities at an individual and collective level. This is why the theme of the s ten words chosen to expres are r Francophonie this yea to some “Words for tomorrow”: told be can re futu t express tha s in French, because it contain the to pt all the resources to ada evolutions of our world. These words are: ailleurs r), (elsewhere), capteur (senso en wh t: igh rthl (ea re Ter de ir cla the Earth is seen from the ible Moon), clic (click), compat e!), sam the t jus le: atib (comp désirer (want or desire) e génome (genome), pérenn

ange (permanent), transformer (ch w vie , ion (vis on or transform), visi or insight). ... are you inspired? re We invite you to join and sha od mo c” oni oph anc with us this “Fr on zed ani org nts eve during the this occasion at AFK: Friday A Francophonie Party on sic, mu gs, son r, 20, with theate lottery... and food & wine of course!

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New session ! Time to start !!

Le comptoir des petites perles

The next session of French classes will start on April 27, until July 3.

Admissions for complete beginners will be open from March 31... with a brand new program: French for Hotel and Restaurant! This course will teach you how to... - greet clients in a hotel or a restaurant, - ask for information to make a reservation, - describe a dish, - take an order, - give simple information to a tourist... This program counts three levels, and in April the first two ones will be open. Contact our courses in charge for more information at cours.afk@gmail.com !

Newsletter

Au Fil Des Mots We are very proud to present in this Baza{a}r the newsletter “Au fil des mots” completely written and designed by AFK students, ... and all in French! This monthly newsletter is open to all the students’ contributions on various subjects. We thank all the authors, students and members of the AFK team, and give a special thanks to Samira Khatiwada, Jaya Jung Mahat and Caron Dhoju for their work! Interested? You can contact them at afdm_afk@yahoo.fr


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What CampusFrance desk in Kathmandu can provide you? Free information about: - higher education in France, - enrolment procedure in French universities and other educatinoal institutions, - different social benefits provided to foreign students in France, - various scholarships offered by the different French institutions, - student visa application procedure, - necessary pre departure preparation. Feel free to visit us or visit our website: campusfrance.org to know more about higher education in France. Opening hours: from Monday to Friday, 11 am to 6 pm (except Thursday) We are also open on Sunday from 12 noon to 4 pm. CampusFrance Nepal Desk Alliance Franรงaise in Kathmandu Ganesh Man Singh Path, Tripureshwor Tel: 4241163 / 42142832 or Email : general.afk@gmail.com

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Looking for a translation ? The translation desk of the Alliance Franรงaise stands there for you. From Nepali or English to French or, French to Nepali or English ; for any kind of document ; official or non official translations. The desk is open Monday, Tuesday and Friday from 9.30 to 12.30. Visit our website: www.alliancefrancaise.org.np For more information or details, please contact us at 4241163, 4242832 Email: traduction.afk@gmail.com


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Learning French at AFK is also discovering various artists, authors and the headlines of French news through our choice of newspapers and magazines.

Along with the magazines, the library membership will allow you to bring back home CDs,

DVDs, books and comics…and if you are a simple onlooker, stay a while to watch a movie. March is traditionally the month of the "Francophonie" (see also p.7, 8 & 12). The purpose of this French Week is to increase our community's understanding and appreciation of the francophone world by finding interesting and entertaining ways of looking at how French

touches our lives as well as learning about the dozens of countries and millions of people who speak this language.

On the occasion of the Francophonie week, come to discover the new books and DVDs in French…and just to whet your appetite, have a glance at :

The Summit of the Gods (Volumes 1-5) By Yumemakura Baku, Jiro Taniguchi,

The Summit of the Gods is the latest offering from Taniguchi and is a 5-volume epic about the conquering of Mount Everest.

A Japanese manga in French to discover the Nepalese environment !

HOW CAN I BECOME A MEMBER? The library is open to everybody, but to borrow some documents it is compulsory to be a member. To become a member, a proof of identity and a proof of residence must be submitted, along with a membership form and two photographs. Membership forms are available at the borrowing desk, and they can also be downloaded from the website.

External visitor Duration (months)

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Students 3

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Basic: Books, periodicals, comics Total documents: 6 Multimedia: Books, periodicals, comics + CDs, DVDs, CD-ROMs Total documents: 11 Family: A complete membership for the entire family Total documents: 22 Institutional: Open to institutions, organizations, schools, etc. Total documents: 30

We look forward to meeting the informational and recreational needs of our members. If you are interested in learning about France for your personal, professional, recreational or educational needs, let the Library be your guide.


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Basanta ayo ! Echoes the valley. For sure, winter fades away without even having shown its face, or shily. So what do we have at Le Bistrot? Our menus, as usual available on our website, plus two events: the Francophonie week and the student’s party.

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Monday to Friday 7am - 6:30pm

The Francophonie week is going to be held on the third week of March. What’s so special? This year the theme is “future”, around ten words that the magicians we are, at Le Bistrot, have turned into ten dishes! Pérenne (about a source that flows all year long): and we have found the potatoes source! Génome (genome): as here, at Le bistrot, we are brilliant scientists, we have discovered the Human Genome, can you imagine? Désirer (to desire): what can you desire more than chocolate? Think about it! Transformer (to transform): take a simple ingredient that modify the taste of your usual dish, and I am not going to tell you more for the time being! Capteur (sensor): what is our tongue if not a sensor of flavors? Compatible (compatible): in cooking, sometimes, the less obvious can reveal amazing! Clic (clic): can you feel the clic under your tooth? Vision (vision): close to hallucination, you don’t expect this, that’s for sure! Clair de terre (earthlight): its round, bright and creamy... Ailleurs (elsewhere): future comes from the past and food comes from all over as dishes can come from somewhere else. Everyday, two of those mysterious dishes will come out of our kitchen, prepared with passion and patience (as required by the art of cooking). Hum, sounds yummy isn’t it!

The Student’s party The session finishes on April 17 and to celebrate, we’ll have a big party. Entries are free for our students and cost 150 rupees plus a complimentary drink for the others. On the “syllabus”: student’s shows, food, drinks and dance party. Don’t miss it and come prove your suppleness on the dance floor!!! So, now that you have many reasons to come, we’ll be glad to serve you, as usual! Le Bistrot Team.


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Alliance Franรงaise in Kathmandu is grateful to its sponsors for their valuable support.

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