As every year, the Fête de la Musique takes place on June 21. Several events are planned today in Martinique. Ask for the program!
This Tuesday, June 21 at 9 a.m., the time when the students are at school, their parents at the office, the merchants in the shops, the tourists on a stroll and the merchants at the market, the city of Fort-de-France is launching the festivities of the most musical day of the year.
On display are zouk from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Schœlcher Library with the Korail group, “musical marooning” and karaoke for the elderly from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. also at the Théâtre de la Croix Mission, as well as kompa from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Mackau Fountain.
Half a dozen other events are also planned in Fort-de-France. The opportunity for music lovers to wiggle their hips to a variety of rhythms: gwoka and bèlè at 137 rue Moreau de Jones, RnB and trap at l’Escale des îles, afro beat and reggae at the Ubuntu restaurant.
In Bellefontaine, the Fête de la musique begins at 5 p.m. with a dance and fitness master class on the town hall square. It will be followed by a parade of artists on the podium. The most anticipated will undoubtedly be Jean-Michel Jean-Louis, Suzy Trébeau, Kolo Barst and Jkevlar.
In Schœlcher, after two years of absence due to the health crisis, the “Musical Village” is back. From 5 p.m. to 11 p.m., professional artists and illustrious strangers will perform in the four corners of the town. The public will have the opportunity to applaud Dj Killerz, E.sy Kennenga and Dj Stonekilla.
The 2022 edition, whose theme is entitled “The melody of the Arts and Sites Schoelcherois” is placed under the sign of reunion. An eclectic program developed around a sumptuous network between renowned artists and passionate amateur musicians is offered to the public.
In Trois-Ilets, the health crisis had also ousted the Music Festival for the past two years. She returns to the Sea Front this evening from 6 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. with a video projection that gives pride of place to Latin and traditional music.
“Make music in Lorrain”. This is the credo of the municipality of the North. The population is invited to have fun and savor the repertoire of artists and groups who will follow one another on the podium set up on Place Joël Pamphile.
The Music Festival is also on television with the broadcast this evening at 8 p.m. on Martinique the 1st of the Eïa Kassav concert. A three-hour show to relive the tribute paid by a host of artists to the mythical group on May 26 at the Appaloos’Arena at François.
Also to follow, two special radio broadcasts, at 9 a.m. in Bienvenue Chez Nous, with live performances by Ronald Tulle, Pipo Gertrude, Orlane, Alex Bernard, etc.
Paulo and “Manmay Moman Bèlè” will land on the esplanade of the Tour Lumina, during the show “Tout Jé sé Jé”.
Patients and staff are also part of the party
The Fête de la Musique finally continues tomorrow and the following days at the Center Hospitalier Maurice Despinoy. The psychiatric establishment is organizing an exhibition of forty-four works (pictorial and volumes) produced by patients, residents and staff.
“Our works make their music”, proudly underlines the title of the event. It will be inaugurated with fanfare on Wednesday June 22 at 2 p.m. by the Steel Pan Academy. The exhibition is original to say the least. It is open to the public until June 30.