nine concerts to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the event in Paris

nine concerts to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the event in Paris

On June 21, the Fête de la Musique will celebrate its 40th candle. No more curfews, masks or bans on large gatherings, for this anniversary the musical festivities will invade Parisian streets and terraces. “This edition gives us the opportunity to return to the fundamentals of the Fête de la Musique, to emphasize the principles that presided over its creation: a festive, popular and spontaneous event, which is aimed at all audiences. and which aims to highlight and promote amateur practices”promises the Ministry of Culture.

Unifying and intergenerational according to the conclusions of a recent barometer conducted by Crédit Mutuel and the Kantar Public institute, the Fête de la Musique attracts one in two French people, whether in the streets, from their balcony or comfortably seated in front of the television. . If you’re still hesitating about the best way to celebrate music, we’ve spotted some unmissable Parisian events for you.

Unprecedented evening at the Jardin du Palais-Royal

To mark the occasion, the Ministry of Culture is hosting an unprecedented concert evening organized in the Jardin du Palais-Royal. An eclectic program that will showcase emerging talents such as rapper Sopico and Zaho de Sagazan, a young nugget of the electro scene, winner of the 2022 Chorus Prize.

Classical music will also have its place in the program: the choir Les Métaboles will perform works by Maurice Ravel and Camille Saint-Saëns, followed by soprano Marie Perbost accompanied on the piano by conductor Nicolas Chesneau. Before traveling to the four corners of the globe to world music, drummer Anne Paceo and the emblematic Julien Clerc will get Parisians dancing by marrying jazz and French song.

Palais Royal 8 Rue de Montpensier 75001 Paris 1. Free entry upon reservation. From 10 p.m.

Metronomy and Ibeyi at the Arènes de Lutèce

Last year it was the rocker Pete Doherty, the sextet The Empress or the rapper Oxmo Puccino who made the stands of the Gallo-Roman amphitheater vibrate. This year, Fip radio invited the bittersweet electronic group Metronomy as well as the bewitching Franco-Cuban twins Ibeyi to jump into the arena. A 5-star program completed by the crooner Bertrand Belin, the saxophonist Laurent Bardainne and his graceful quartet Tigre d’Eau Douce, without forgetting the multi-instrumentalist conductor and talented London singer Emma-Jean Thackray.

Arènes de Lutèce, 49 Rue Monge 75005 Paris 5. Free admission upon reservation. Concert broadcast live on Fip.

Angèle, Biolay, Franz Ferdinand… 5-star concerts at the Olympia

An unmissable event at the Fête de la Musique, the evening of free concerts organized at the Olympia by France Inter promises (once again) to be memorable for this 40th anniversary. Invited to the mythical hall, the group Franz Ferdinand will take advantage of the occasion to celebrate its 20-year career with the French public.

For their part, Benjamin Biolay and the singer Apple will move the bodies on pieces from their next albums unveiled in preview. The Australian electro pop group Parcels will offer a sample of their French tour which will begin next fall. The sparkling Angèle will close the evening on pop and tangy notes.

L’Olympia, 28 Boulevard des Capucines 75009 Paris 9. Free admission upon reservation. From 8 p.m. to midnight.

Ropes and wood under the Louvre Pyramid

As for several years already, the Orchester de Paris and its musical director Klaus Mäkelä are meeting at the Louvre Museum on Tuesday 21 June. For these 40 years of the Fête de la Musique, the Orchester de Paris will play Symphony No. 9 by the Austrian Anton Bruckner, an unfinished musical masterpiece dedicated to God. Beautiful oopportunity to spend an evening under the glass cathedral in the company of mona-lisa and Venus of Milo.

Louvre Museum, Pyramid – Cour Napoléon 75001 Paris 1. Free entry upon reservation. From 10 p.m.

The Institute of the Arab World in the colors of Algeria

Green, red, and white, the court of the Institut du Monde Arabe adorns itself with the colors of Algeria to celebrate music in all its diversity. This space cultural, dedicated to civilizations arabs, you will vibrate to the rhythms of the rich Algerian repertoire highlighted by a roster of talented artists including the group Ziyara, the former contestant of The Voice, Samira Brahmia, or Sofiane Saidiprince of rai-electro.

Arab World Institute, 1, rue des Fossés-Saint-Bernard 75005 Paris 5. Free admission without reservation. From 7 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.

Nordic getaway in the garden of the Swedish Institute

Would you like a short stopover in Sweden? Embark on a musical journey in Scandinavia from the Parisian lawn of the Swedish Institute. The evening will begin with traditional Midsommar songs and dances, an age-old custom that marks the start of summer. This will be followed by an intimate concert by the spellbinding Isabel Sörling, a Swedish jazz singer based in Paris.

Swedish Institute; 11 rue Payenne 75003 Paris 3. Free admission without reservation.

The power of gospel on the Place de la Bastille

The July column risks shaking at the end of the afternoon on the Place de la Bastille. Total Praise Mass Choir, the largest gospel formation in France that can bring together up to 200 singers and musicians, invites itself to the 4th arrondissement for a Gospel concert. The choir, internationally recognized for having accompanied American gospel stars such as Kirk Franklin and Shirley Caesar on stage, will offer an exclusive concert that combines power and perfect harmony. Thrill and emotion guaranteed.

Place de la Bastille, 75011 Paris 11. Free admission without reservation. From 6 p.m.

Reunion in the spotlight on the Place de la République

It’s going to wiggle on the Place de la République. The Paris Branch of the Réunion Department is organizing a big party in the center of the capital, showcasing the lively rhythms of the island of Réunion. Séga, Maloya or Dancehall, it will be difficult to resist the frenzied rhythms of this set of artists.

Place de la République, 75011 Paris 11. Free admission without reservation. From 7:30 p.m.

Festive atmosphere on your metro line

Music necessarily rhymes with musicians from the Paris metro. On June 21, the RATP joins the party by offering various activities and attentions to its passengers. In total, no less than twenty groups and artists will accompany Parisians during this national celebration of music. The opportunity to put away your headphones when you get back from work, and let yourself be carried away by the notes of jazz, soul or even pop. The concerts of the Metro Musicians will take place during the afternoon of June 21, in 20 stations and stations of the network.

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