Saturday the 21st of June: Fête de la Musique !
Come to attend the Fête de la Musique festival on Saturday 21st of June from 1.30 PM to 6.30 PM at Harbour front !
Presented by the Alliance Française of Toronto, the fourth edition of La Fête de la Musique will be presented in partnership with Franco-Fête. Launched in France on June 21st, 1982 by the Ministry of Culture, La Fête de la Musique is now an international event that occurs in over 100 countries on all five continents on the Summer Solstice.
The purpose of the Fête, which is free and open to everyone, is to popularize the practice of music and familiarize people of all ages with the various forms of musical expression. This year La Fête de la Musique will take place from 1:30 PM to 6:30 PM on a number of stages alongside Lake Ontario at Harbourfront Centre. All afternoon, people who are out for a stroll will discover, in the great tradition of La Fête de la Musique and its warm and friendly atmosphere, some ten bands performing music of all types, from jazz to classical and from reggae to folk music and songs.
La Fête de la Musique will close with a show on the large Toronto Star stage jointly sponsored by Franco-Fête and featuring Swamperella, a Toronto band that specializes in Cajun music. La Fête de la Musique may still be in its youth in Toronto but this popular event celebrating the world’s diverse forms of music has a promising future in our city, which is the very symbol of diversity.
1:30PM: Philippe Flahaut (French popular music, blues, folk…)
2:30PM: Donald Dore (African, reggae, jazz, folk)
3:30PM: Glenn Gould School: The Red’s (Classical music)
4:30PM: Kaminari (Electronic and Indian music)
1:45PM: Mel Harrietha (Latino music)
2:45PM: Alexander Sevastian (French accordion and violin)
3:45PM: Tango Soul Productions
Toronto Star Stage
Saturday, June 21 2008
From 1:30PM to 6:30PM
235 Queens Quay West
Subway station : Union
Free admission - In French