For the first time since its inception in the Philippines, Fête de la Musique brings its festivities exclusively online. Alliance Francaise de Manille together with B-Side Productions, and in partnership with the Embassies of France & Qatar and the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA), present this virtual event in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The free livestream concert will be broadcast via Facebook Live this Sunday, June 21 from 6:15-10 PM, featuring performances from three (3) Filipino acts and two (2) French acts and hosted by Manila’s own Nurse Rapper Fatima Palma Loo. From France, we have wildly inventive jazz duo NoSax NoClar and avant-garde French-pop singer and DJ Charles Baptiste. From the Philippines, iconic rock band Itchyworms, folk/world music legend Cynthia Alexander, soul/R&B diva Radha and “big band ng bayan” Brass Pas Pas Pas Pas will take the digital Fête stage and serenade music fans across the nation and around the globe.
Alliance Francaise de Manille celebrates its 100th Anniversary
2020 also marks AFM’s first century of existence in the country. This milestone signifies its continuous commitment to partnerships and collaborations to promote French-Filipino cultural relations. One of the best manifestations of this synergy is Fête de la Musique PH – a French tradition embraced and adopted as an experience all our own, to showcase original Filipino talent and artistry.
Fête de la Musique PH tradition and the new normal
Over the years, Fête de la Musique PH has evolved from a simple gathering of music fans to becoming one of the most highly anticipated festivals in the country. Last year, Fête PH’s 25th Edition was celebrated in over 60 stages in 8 cities across the nation, while gathering more than 3,000 musicians and over 40,000 spectators.
With foremost consideration of the health, safety and well-being of the community, this year’s celebration, while more intimate in scope, aims to be no less abundant with meaning and inspiration. It also seeks to contribute to some of the local music community’s most direly affected members – the roadies. The show will serve as a platform to drive donations towards Roadie Superstars (facebook.com/roadiesuperstar/) and Roadies Club PH (facebook.com/roadiesclubph/) to help these most essential yet largely unrecognized figures of the entertainment ecosystem. Moreover, Sunday night’s concert will also be in support and with the support of LEAP – a non-stock, non-profit organization composed of event producers, event, and activation agencies; which will officially launch via Facebook on June 25 (https://www.facebook.com/leagueofeventandactivationagenciesofthephils/).
Everyone is invited to watch the livestream on the following Facebook pages:
Alliance Francaise de Manile (www.facebook.com/alliancefrancaisedemanille)
Fête de la Musique PH ( www.facebook.com/FetePH)
B- Side Productions (www.facebook.com/BSIDEProdInc)