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FÊte De La Musique 2019


Alliance Française de Vancouver
Friday, June 21 2019 - 5-9:30pm

Join the second edition of the Fête de la Musique: a unique live outdoor music show on June 21st!

Join our team and become a volunteer, send us an email!

A UNIQUE MUSIC FESTIVAL SINCE 1982


Celebrating music…
An opportunity to share a celebration around the diversity and spirit of music, with professional and amateur bands.

… everywhere…
Any public or private space can host a stage: streets, courtyards, squares, gardens, museums, etc.

… for free…
The celebration is always free, to promote discovering new music and sharing a passion together.

… with friends and family
This event is open to everyone, children are welcome to take part in the festivities.


PROGRAM

BRIGA & ABSINTHE

The two bands are performing together as part of a unique and exceptional artistic residency at the Centre Culturel Francophone de Vancouver. 



Briga’s music is a reflection of her fragmented identity. Her songs are half instrumental, half written in French and English, of which all are accompanied by her fervent violin firmly rooted in eastern European and Romani folk sounds learned from the days her father played the piano to put the children to sleep.

She will be on stage as a trio (with violin, bass/accordion & percussion) to perform songs in French, English and Albanian from her fourth CD, which came out in spring 2017 .




The Absinthe's Ensemble was formed in 2003, born of the fortuitous encounter of a violin, a viola and a contrabass. It features Edgar Bridwell on the violin, Martina Smazal on the viola, and Anne Duranceau on the contrabass.
The first time they played together, the three musicians were mesmerized by the warmth and depth of this instrument combination. They decided to explore the possibilities it offered and have been playing together since then.


EADSÉ


Eadsé is the Aboriginal first name of Huron-Wendat singer Anne-Marie Gros-Louis. She is a singer, songwriter and composer from Montreal. She sings with passion and emotion, her voice revealing her sensitivity but also her strength. She started singing and practicing classical piano at the age of 7.
She is continuing her studies in music and singing at UQAM and is currently working on her first solo album for which she received a grant from the Canada Council for the Arts.


CRESCENDO

We are proud to partner with the talent show Crescendo, a competition that shines a light on the artistic talents of young francophone students from BC. At the Fête de la Musique 2019, we are happy to give the young talented musicians and singers among them another chance to perform on stage by opening the show.

RAFFLE

Try to win one of the many prizes of our raffle - total value of more than $1,200!

  • French specialty food (cheese, chocolates, macarons, etc.)
  • Local cultural experiences (shows, aquarium, cinema, etc.) 
  • Local services vouchers (car sharing, travel)

1 TICKET: $5
3 TICKETS: $10

Winners will be announced at the end of the concert and by email.

FOOD AND DRINKS

ENJOY A GLASS OF WINE OR BEER, AND SOME FRENCH FOOD
On that day you will find French crêpes, sandwiches, quiches and soft drinks sold on site.

And don't miss our vinyl fair by donation to complete your disc collection!


Our partner Réso Santé will be present during the event to talk about preventive health awareness and will distribute free hearing protection so that everyone can enjoy music safely.


With the support of:

 





Our transportation sponsor: 

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