Date(s) - 21/06/2015
ALLIANCE FRANCAISE DU BENGALE
As every year, Kolkata moves with the Music and vibrates with the whole world! About ten concerts, throughout the city, meant for all ages and all tastes! Visit our Facebook page for more details on the schedule for this special day!
Comme tous les ans, Calcutta se met à l’heure de la Musique et vibre avec le monde entier ! Des concerts par dizaine, dans toute la ville, pour tous les âges et pour tous les goûts ! Visiter notre page FaceBook pour plus de détails sur la programmation de cette journée exceptionnelle !
Two playlist to start the party :
The Fête de la Musique/World Music Day is celebrated annually on the same symbolic date: 21 June, the day of the Summer Solstice. This great feast of music is a free, popular event open to all musicians, amateurs of any level as well as professionals. It celebrates live music of every genre and emphasizes scale and diversity of musical practices. It aims to reach out to every public, from any social background, and to share all forms of musical expression.
A passionate musical journey
The Fête de la Musique is mainly an open-air event taking place in streets, squares, public gardens, courtyards and station concourses, just for the love of it, and not for financial gain. Musicians participate voluntarily and all shows are free of cost. But it is also the occasion to open this musical extravaganza to the public frequenting places which are not traditionally meant for concerts such as museums, hospitals and public buildings.
Thanks to the informal nature of the concerts, media coverage, local support and more ever-increasing participation, the Fête de la Musique has become, in just a few years, one of the biggest international cultural events.
Since its introduction in 1982 by the French Ministry of Culture and Communication, the villages, towns and cities of France, and of course its people, have put a lot into making the 21st June a special occasion, an expression of musical life in its entirety and a reflection of its permanent dynamism.
Every year, the French Ministry of Culture and Communication chooses a theme for the Fête de la Musique. Thus, the Fête de la Musique had the theme “Pop is 50” in 2012, “The Voice” in 2013 and “Urban Music” in 2014.
Abroad, the Fête de la Musique has grown considerably through becoming a national event in several countries including Luxembourg, Italy, Greece, Peru, Ecuador and Colombia, and through celebrations in famous cities, and it has adapted itself to the prevailing culture of each country. The Fête de la Musiqueknows how to invent and reinvent itself in order to become an international musical event. In 2014, more than 120 countries celebrated the Fête de la Musique.