Fête de la Musique 2014: Something Blue, Soulful, and Funky
On June 21, 2014 the yearly awaited Fête de la Musique, a world music festival which began in France and spread to different countries including the Philippines, will once again bring music to the streets, nook, and crannies of Metro Manila.
This year Fête de la Musique celebrates its 20th year of existence in the Philippines and has chosen the theme “Throwback to ’94” to celebrate this year’s world music festival. Fête de la Musique 2014 boasts of two main stages and 12 pocket stages in Makati, two main stages and five pocket stages in Intramuros, featuring different musicians and bands of different genres. The Blues, Soul, and Funk pocket stage will be held at the H&J Sports Bar and Restaurant at Felipe St. in Makati.
“We promise a night of music that will fill everyone’s soul to the brim,” Ziera de Veyra, from the Mambo Rat Productions, the co-producers of the Blues, Soul, and Funk stage, said. “We have the best musicians in the genre of blues, soul, and funk. And we have great partners who will make the night more special by giving away gift certificates and prizes to those who will come and watch at our pocket stage,” she added. Mambo Rat Productions is the same group behind the Horny Nights gig at B-Side.
Their line-up include Kosmikskala with Nitoy Adriano, Kala, Chillitees, Ian Lofamia Blues Band, Conscious & the Goodness, Gin Rum N’ Truth, SOJ. Also catch the first and last performance of the Pasay Jazz band composed of Kakoy Legaspi, Wendell Garcia, Nikki Cabardo, and Francis de Veyra who will only perform together for the night. Lourd de Veyra of Radioactive Sago Project will also spin the vinyl together with the Bignay Soundsystem.
Their official sponsors include Draven Footwear, Yadu, Khumbmela, and Alfonso Light. Media partners are When in Manila.com and Clavel Magazine. The sponsors will be giving away special gift certificates and items for the whole night.
“There will be many surprises for the night. Some musicians formed a special band just for the night! So, we invite everyone to come join us on June 21 at the Blues, Soul, and Funk stage and experience what we have in store for them,” Ziera de Veyra said.
Fête de la Musique is organized by Alliance Francaise de Manille, the Embassy of France to the Philippines, the Department of Tourism, and B-Side Productions. The Blues, Soul, and Funk stage is brought to you by Mambo Rat Productions and H&J Sports Bar and Restaurant.
For more information contact Ziera De Veyra at 0915-8863390 or check https://www.facebook.com/MamboRatProductions or check out the Events page at https://www.facebook.com/