Come and Celebrate Fête de la Musique (World Music Day)

10 years of music and celebration. 10 years of bringing people together. 10 years since Cebu joined the world in celebrating Fête de la Musique.

After a decade of success, event organizer Alliance Franciase de Cebu (AFC) is back with the continuous effort to spread music in the spirit of France’s ideals of liberty, equality and brotherhood. Along with co-presenters Marco Polo Plaza Hotel and Sugbo Mercado, they continue to reassure audiences of an extensive showcase of talents. With more dates and stages, more Cebuanos can come to their favorite spots and catch their favorite local bands play genres ranging from jazz and funk to rock and pop. 

This year, participants of Fête de la Musique 2017 will display their talents on 3 separate stages with a 2-day prequel event. The World Music Day celebration will kick off at Sugbo Mercado (Garden Bloc, IT Park) on June 16 and 17 at 7 p.m., and will feature acts such as Forgetful Bob, Jerika Teodorico, Paola San Diego and Uly Tenchavez, Foc Fashion, and Loop. 

The city will come alive with the Fête de la Musique 2017 main events on Friday, June 23 at 7 p.m. with simultaneous stages at La Vie Parisienne and Sugbo Mercado (Garden Bloc, IT Park). Local favorites Indangan will open the show at La Vie Parisienne (Gorordo) and will be joined by August Afternoon, Silingan in Felicity and Bethany, among others. Alternatively, Sugbo Mercado audiences can enjoy their food with a side of music from Juanita Romualdez, Aaron Domingo, Ivy Gallur & Mike Fegi, and many more. 

Fête de la Musique began in France on June 21, 1982. It has since spread across the globe with each event holding to the same simple set of principlees: each year on or around June 21st, musicians, both amateur and professional, are invited to perform on stages or streets. All musical styles are welcome, all musicians perform for free, and there are no entrance fees for audiences.

The event has, right from the beginning, struck a proper balance between supporting local established artists, and fiscovering new ones. For ten years, Fête de la Musique Cebu has attracted thousands of concert-goers, and hundreds of bands, ensembles and soloists, which performed on several stages and venues around the city. 

Fête de la Musique  2017 is proudly presented by Alliance francaise de Cebu, Sugbo Mercado and Marco Polo Plaza Hotel, in cooperation with A Space, and is sponsored by MLhuillier, La Vie Parisienne, Zee Lifestyle, MLhuillier Wine & Food, Cebu Beer Factory, La Maison Rose, World Pizza, Fitness Nation, ZeroThreeTwo, BaiTV, Cebu Daily News, The Freeman, Sunstar Cebu. 

For further information, contact Alliance Francaise de Cebu at (032) 232 1311.

Zee Lifestyle
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