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“La Fête de la Musique” ( 2009 edition) June 21, 2009

Filed under: events — mariedebretagne2 @ 8:55 pm
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Tonight in Paris there are huge free concerts for this special event. The most popular European and American singers, choirs, classical orchestras, R&B’s , Jazz , Rock’Roll , Latino and Rap bands are performing with a national television live broadcast. It is in keeping with the 5oth anniversary of a specific Ministry called the ” Ministère de la culture” . Those concerts are played under the Eiffel Tower, Trocadéro, Parc de Bagatelle ( on TV), Place des Vosges, Champs Elysées …and in lots of streets. Thousands of people are taking part in the event. Millions in two days in fact!

Yesterday, everywhere in France, people celebrated the ” Fête de la Musique”. Every sort of music was played and all sorts of musical instruments too: drums, guitars, vilolins, cellos, trumpets, saxophones, accordeons, bandoneons, pianos, bagpipes, fiddles …

In western Brittany where we live, people enjoyed themselves last night and all generations were represented ( from babies… to great grandparents).

DSCN2149DSCN2150DSCN2154DSCN2159DSCN2162Marie-France & kids.

 

3 Responses to ““La Fête de la Musique” ( 2009 edition)”

  1. Julien Says:

    Comme chaque année, il y avait foule dans les rues de Brest pour la Fête de la musique. Toujours très éclectique !
    Variations infinies de styles musicaux: passé 20h, des foules de plus en plus importantes se forment devant les scènes réparties dans le centre-ville. Le jeune Romain, 5 ans, semble captivé par la musique du bagad Kevrenn Saint-Marc. Aime-t-il cela ? « Ben oui ! », répond le petit garçon, presque étonné de la question. La fête de la musique, ou l’occasion de revendiquer fièrement ses goûts musicaux. ( Ouest-France du 22 juin 2009)

  2. Marie-France Says:

    Thank you Julien for the quick press review on the “Fête de la musique”. It was a good idea to have a look at what the local press reported. Sorry for the late response to your comment. Vey busy end of the school year.

  3. Alysa Says:

    thanks for this great read i enjoyed it


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