Kampala celebrates Fête de la Musique
Initiated in France in 1982, “Fête de la Musique” or World Music Day is a world-wide music festival, free and open to all musicians, amateurs and professionals alike. It celebrates live music and highlights the depth and diversity of musical practices and genres.
Held every 21st June, Fête de la Musique has become a big unifying event for music lovers to interact and share their passion. In this year, marked by the Covid-19 epidemic, the event will be unprecedented. Over 50 online events will be streaming live in five continents. In France, the event will also honour the caregivers whose role has been instrumental in the fight against COVID-19.
In Uganda, Alliance Française has been the lead organizer of Fête de la Musique. In the same spirit, this year, the Embassy of France in partnership with Alliance Française and Bonjour Kampala, will organize an online concert featuring top artistes, including Iryn Namuburu, Suzan Kerunen, Joel Sebunju and Herbert Ssensaba from Uganda, Dodiva and Cojack from DRC, and the French-Ugandan singer Sara Vauclair.
The concert will stream live on Sunday 21st June 2020 from 7:30PM on Talent Africa Group’s YouTube channel TAG TV, Radio City 970. FM and the following Facebook pages :
- Ambassade de France en Uganda - Embassy of France in Uganda : @FranceinUganda
- Alliance Française Kampala : @alliancefrancaisekampala.afk
- Bonjour Kampala : @bonjourKampalaug
- Talent Africa Group : @TalentAfricaGroup
H.E Jules-Armand Aniambossou, Ambassador of France to Uganda, has expressed his gratitude to the artists who are taking part in the online festival, sharing their talents with Ugandans and the world.
“Music is a great tool to share common values and it avails an opportunity to celebrate art and culture. The promotion of culture and francophony are a top priority of the Embassy,” he said.
Everyone is invited to join the free Fête de a musique online concert this Sunday 21st June 2020 from 7:30PM.