Jun 18, 2021 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The Fête de la Musique (World Music Day or the Festival of Music) is a popular and FREE music festival. Throughout the world, jazz, soul, funk, rock, electro, reggae, classical music and many other musical styles are celebrated with vigorous enthusiasm.

Fête de la Musique’s purpose is to promote music in two ways:- Amateur and professional musicians are encouraged to perform in the streets, under the slogan “Faites de la musique” (“make music”, a homophone of Fête de la Musique).- Many free concerts are organized, making all genres of music accessible to the public. Two of the caveats to being sanctioned by the official Fête de la Musique organization in Paris are that all concerts must be free to the public, and all performers donate their time for free. This is true of most participating cities, now, as well.

The festival does not have any artistic management; rather it is based on the public’s participation. Some people make performance venues available, others make their music, and everyone comes to listen, dance, and celebrate. The Fête de la Musique first began in 1982 in France to give exposure to the large number of musicians in the country. Since its creation, the music festival has become an international phenomenon and is celebrated in no less than 340 cities in the world in 110 countries.

This year, due to the current circumstances, the Alliance Française Southern Africa Network has come together to offer the Music Festival completely online, for free of course, with a diverse ensemble of musicians. The stream will go live on the Friday 18th June on the Fête de la Musique Pretoria Facebook page, and also on all participating Alliance Françaises’ and organisations’ pages.

Click on the button below to follow the link to the Facebook event page: