Fête de la Musique ♫
Saturday 23 June in Auckland
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♫ CALL FOR MUSICIANS - Do you enjoy playing and sharing music?
Whether you are used to performing in front of people or not, whether you are a group or an individual, amateur or professional, come and take part in the Fête de la Musique in Auckland!
Please complete the following form if you are interested:
On every June 21 since 1982, France has celebrated la Fête de la Musique! This popular and free music festival takes place on June 21, the day of summer solstice.
The music festival was created in 1982 at the initiative of Jack Lang, then Minister of Culture. Maurice Fleuret, Director of Music and Dance appointed by Jack Land in 1981, had the idea of organising a free musical festival based on this revolutionary concept: “La musique sera partout et le concert nulle part” – Music will be everywhere and the concert, nowhere.
Since then, la Fête de la Musique became an international phenomenon celebrated in more than 100 countries around the world.
What is so special about la Fête de la Musique?
La Fête de la Musique is celebrated in a cheerful atmosphere, where all types of music genres can meet, without any hierarchal consideration. Both Amateur and Professional musicians perform for free everywhere; in the streets, squares, gardens or courtyards for free, therefore contributing to the democratization of access to the arts and culture.
Want to get an idea of the Fête de la Musique spirit? Have a glimpse at the 2017 Edition of the Fête de la Musique in Paris:
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Fête de la Musique in Auckland
The Alliance Francaise of Auckland will be part of this Great celebration by holding a special event dedicated to la Fête de la Musique on Saturday 23 June.
COST: No Entrance Fee. Paying food and drinks.