This will be the most EARGASMIC month of the year! Why? Because Fête de la Musique is here! This festival, also known as World Music Day, is the grandest and most popular musical event celebrated every June. This music festival was founded in Paris in 1982 by the French cultural minister Jack Lang in honor of musical expression, freedom, and passion. More than 2 decades after, it is now widely and wildly celebrated in more than a 100 countries all over the world.
Now in it’s 8th year here in Cebu, Fête de la Musique, organized by Alliance Francaise de Cebu, will be bringing more than 50 homegrown bands and other unique performances to share their music and artistry on grand stages set in various venues around the city. There will be pre-fete events lined up starting on Saturday, June 6, at 7:00 PM at The Walk, I.T. Business Park, hopping on to other favorite hang-outs, namely The Monastery and La Vie Parisienne. The fête proper will be on June 20, starting at 2:00 PM until 4:30 PM, at The Gallery, located at the new wing of Ayala Mall. Then, the evening shows will be at The Terraces, Ayala Mall, from 6:00 PM to 10:30 PM.
Aside from our talented local acts, there will be one international guest playing as well, known as “My Name Is Nobody”. Their band will serenade us with their own style of what they call ‘dream house folk’. It will surely be a relief to break away from the usual mainstream tunes and open up our ears and minds to the indie music scene that reminds us of the very heart and soul of what this industry is supposed to be supporting.
Indeed, music is more than just a sound, but a sensation. It is an entire experience in itself. And this musical feast is sure to entice and excite everyone’s taste for sound. From folk, pop, tribal, jazz, funk, blues, to ska, rock, reggae, techno-electro, or anything your ears could ever even dream of hearing! Whether you are a familiar face or a traveler in our midst, in the spirit that is EverythingCebu, come with us on this sound trip and maybe dance and sing the nights away. Tantalize your tonal palate and pick a date and place – Get ready for the audioriffic ensemble set on the schedule of FREE events below: