(E) There are today many opportunities to celebrate La Fete de La Musique ,also known as World Music Day, virtually, as many events have been canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic.
With the Alliance Francaise of San Francisco, on Sunday, June 21 (2 pm – 7:30 pm PST)
Tune into our Facebook page on Sunday afternoon for the following programming:
Playlist of classic and modern French songs (2pm) | Gaëlle Boudier (4 pm) | Daniel Estay (5 pm) | Austin Waz (6 pm) | Trent Berry de Sonamo (7 pm). Each artist will be introduced 30min before their performance on the Facebook page.
Performance de Gaelle Boudier in collaboration with Alliance Française of San Francisco
With the Alliance Francaise of Greenwich and FIAF, on Sunday, June 21 (7 am – 3 pm PST)
With the Federation of AF USA and Paris Chanson, on Saturday, June 27 (4 pm PST)
The band Paris Chanson will play original renditions of favorites from Aznavour, Dassin, Piaf, Adamo, Dalida, Macias to Indila, and more. More information here.
With the Institut Français and Zebrock, online Concerts via Melo App, this week-end
More than 60 events and 200 artists are on Mélo to be discovered for the occasion!
La Fete de La Musique is usually taking place on June 21st, the summer solstice – the longest day of the year! On this day, streets, sidewalks, parks, gardens, stores, museums, castles, and much more become impromptu musical stages in particular for amateur musicians to showcase their unique talents. This is a big popular and free demonstration open to everyone.
La Fete de La Musique mixes all kinds of music and addresses all kinds of public. It aims to popularize the musical practice and to familiarize the younger and the less young ones of all social conditions to all musical expressions. It is more than even the occasion for music to talk to us creatively and freely.
The amateur musicians are invited to produce themselves voluntarily. But over the years, La Fete de La Musique has reached the larger professional musical institutions such as orchestras, operas, or choirs and has challenged them to expand their repertoires to other musical dimensions.
La Fete de la Musique offers the opportunity to improve the social relationships so much needed in our today lives by proposing some concerts in the city downtowns and their suburbs, in the hospitals, or in the prisons.
Launched in France, in 1982, by Culture Minister Jacques Lang, La Fete de La Musique has become a European and Worldwide Tradition, presents today in more than 100 countries on five continents, every June 21st.
New York City held its first festival in 2007.
Today Sunday, June 21st, 2009 would have been the eleventh celebration of the event in Palo Alto.
Note: The picture above is French singer Gaelle Boudier.
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