“Fête de la Musique", an event to celebrate music worldwide will be held on 21 June. The day dedicated to the promotion of music was created by the French Ministry of Culture and first took place in 1982 in Paris. Taking part in the worldwide festivities in 2017, Alliance Française de Delhi (AF) will be celebrating #FDLM2017 at its premises.
The Statesman is the media partner for the event. Students of AF Delhi will participate in “Faites de la Musique”, a music competition. This event will be followed by Vocal Rasta or the ‘road of the voices’. Twelve singers from New Delhi, conducted by Frenchman Antoine Redon, will participate without any instrument. These artists have previously performed in around 30 shows, including the Zee Jaipur Literature Festival, Sounds of Freedom Music Festival, Contemporary Arts Week, the closing of Mahindra Excellence in Theatre Awards and the Indo-Africa Summit at Rashtrapati Bhavan.
The artistes will sing songs by Goran Bregovic, Bob Dylan, Ladysmith Black Mambazo,The Soil, and many others, in addition to their original compositions. The languages are as diverse as their talent, including English, Hindi, Swahili, Kurdish, Spanish and others. Vocal Rasta will be followed by a musical night by DJ Roli, who started dealing with turntables in France in 1997. DJ Roli was one of the first to introduce and organise Indian nights in Paris. His talent lies in making his audiences sway to a blend of Afro, Latino and oriental beats. The entry to the event, starting at 5 p.m. on 21 June in Alliance Francaise, Delhi, is free.