ALLIANCE FRANCAISE MUSIC FESTIVAL - 20 June

The Alliance Française Music Festival is coming to Auckland again this year. Inspired by "La Fête de la Musique", an international event celebrated in more than 100 countries, the Alliance Française Music Festival will present artists from both the local and international music scenes.

3 different stages, 7 hours of music!

LIMITED CAPACITY BOOKING STRONGLY ADVISED: BOOK YOUR TICKETS 

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French food (crèpes, rillettes, soup...) for sale!

Also participate in French Folk &Traditional Dance Workshops


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ESTÈRE


NZ / CAMEROON
Estère is a girl with an MPC she calls Lola. With Lola, Estère samples and records a wide variety of sounds which she then uses to create a canvas of pulsating rhythms and evocative melodies. Her accompanying elastic voice and inquisitive lyrics combine to create Estère’s own unique genre of Electric Blue Witch-Hop.

Acclaimed as being a one-of-a-kind performer, Estère’s reputation for energetic and playful performances has seen her open for international artists including Morcheeba and KT Tunstall.

  

BOAGAN

NEW CALEDONIA

Inspired by traditional Kanak rhythms and the strong identity of northern New Caledonia, Boagan is a young artist, a singer-songwriter on the rise. “My music creates bridges, brings together and confronts”, explains the young man. Boagan’s style and his sound are unique, bringing together contemporary and traditional sounds, offering rock and soul music in which the rhythm is created by bamboo sticks.

In July 2014, Boagan finally released his first album “Papillon Bleu”, a powerful demonstration of his unique blend of Soul, Reggae and Traditional New Caledonian Music. The fast rising star won the “Export Prize” at the 2014 New Caledonian Music awards. This will allow him to tour on a global scale in 2015, showcasing New Caledonian music throughout the world.

  

MOANA & THE SWING

AOTEAROA
Long acknowledged for having consistently pushed the boundaries of Maori music in both her recordings and live performances, singer/songwriter Moana Maniapoto is a self-confessed political junkie whose lyrics are rooted in the NZ landscape, culture and experience - inspiring her to "produce her own blend of traditional and contemporary styles without compromising either (Graham Reid, music critic)."

The NZ Herald described Moana & the Tribe as "the most powerful, enjoyable and important act on the mainstage at Womad 2014 delivering a thumping, visually powerful and cleverly calculated implosion of waiata, haka and electronic-flavoured soul-funk."

Moana & the Tribe will perform songs from their latest album RIMA, a nominee for the Songlines UK Top of the World Album Award (2014). Singer/songwriter Moana will strip back the usual big band line up in favour of electronica whiz Paddy Free and vocalists, including sister Trina. RIMA represents ‘a new genre of waiata dub and punchy dance-floor directed songs where politics and te reo slip in effortlessly.’


 
 

TWISTIN' THE SWING

BELGIUM / LATVIA / NEW ZEALAND

Twistin’ the Swing is an all-acoustic band, influenced mainly by Gypsy Jazz in the style of Django Reinhardt and Stéphane Grappelli.

The repertoire of Twistin’ the Swing is a great mixture of world and gypsy swing music. They can do Django with their eyes closed (and the proverbial arm tied behind their backs), but get them to open at least one eye and you’ll hear some great Latin, American Jazz and European music rendered through their own interpretation.

Apart from their outstanding performances, Twistin’ the Swing is working behind the scenes on their own original program!

Band Members: Mikael Kovalovs, Etienne Bizjak, Djordje Nikolic, Phillip Beatson
 

STRANGELY AROUSING

NEW ZEALAND
The popular five-piece band soared to success after taking out the prestigious Smokefree Pacifica Beats competition and have since shared the stage with such big names as Damien Marley at the Raggamuffin festival and most recently, Kiwi band Fat Freddy’s Drop


 

 

 
 
 

BASEMENT STAGE

FROM 8PM TO 11PM

JAZZ CLUB


8 PM  Callum Passells Trio

‘If anyone harboured the briefest thought that this group should be cut some slack on account of age or experience, forget it. What we saw was a slick act, a great programme and the sort of discipline that generally comes with seasoned performers. This band did the business and they held us in the palm of their hand throughout.

John Fenton: Jazz Local 32

9PM  La Luna Gyspy Swing

La Luna and her Gadjos perform vivacious French gypsy swing and Chanson par excellence. On the menu will be hot swinging Django with songs by Trenet, Brassens, Gainsbourg et Piaf, Ellington and Brubeck.

10 PM  Michael Howell group
 

ELECTRO CLUB

From 11PM to 3AM
 
Josh C

Perpetually searching for groove and exploring sonic space, Josh Crozier’s preferred mode of communication is sound.

David A

David A is a young dj coming from France and playing records for almost 7 years. Influenced by bands such as Beat torrent, Birdy nam nam, Arno Gonzales... His music is a perfect match between the energy of electronic music and the delicacy of the hiphop.

Shaede

Shaede, aka Antoine Giroux, is a part of the new indie-rock/ nu-disco French scene.
Starting electronic composition in 2012 (listen to here) and joyful disc jockey for 10 years, his music is a melting pot of plenty of kind of electronic music, from electronica to techno and indie-rock/nu-disco.

LOUNGE STAGE

Natalie Winter

Natalie is a singer/songwriter who plays a bit of guitar and harmonica. She is passionate about singing. She has performed with many pop/rock bands for the past 3 decades performing covers and originals. She lived in France as a child and sings in English and French and has recently moved here from South Africa.

 
Whisky and Cream

Sean O'Connell (guitarist) has performed in rock/blues duos and bands for decades and for the last five years in the band Harley and the Rockets performing at venues such as Dogs Bollix and private gigs such as for biker clubs and well known performance venues in the North Island.

Clare Martin (vocalist) sang in the UK as an opera soloist for 15 years, returning to NZ in 2008 to take up vocal teaching and moving into jazz and softer sounds, performing as a singer and pianist in a range of clubs and music events including the 2014 Fetes de Musique.


I Fratelli Tarzanelli

"I Fratelli Tarzanelli is a French/Hungarian Belgian/Italian duo who present music inspired by French dances. However, played with traditional instruments, their music has a decidedly modern and contemporary interpretation."

Sayn
 

Sayn is a singer-songwriter with international roots who recently moved to Auckland from Berlin. Her songs are strolls through inner landscapes filled with the voices of the ever-changing ‘I’. Close your eyes, listen, and take a walk into yesterday’s tomorrow.


Life37

'LIFE37' is a group of four musicians from four different countries (England, France, Australia and New Zealand) who interpret original folk-pop songs in English and French . The group has existed for about a year and they will interpret 7  new songs for the Alliance Française Music Festival.


INFORMATION

Saturday 20 June, 7pm to 3.00am
$20 / $15 (AF Members and students)
Free for children under the age of 14

@ Galatos
17 Galatos St (Newton, K'road precinct)

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