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 musical festivities will invade the streets and terraces of Paris. “This edition gives us the opportunity to return to the foundations of the Fête de la Musique, to emphasize the principles that governed its creation: a festive, popular and spontaneous event, which is aimed at all audiences and which aims to highlight and promote the amateur practices”promises the Ministry of Culture.

Unifying and intergenerational according to the conclusions of a recent barometer carried out by Crédit Mutuel and the Kantar Public institute, the Fête de la Musique attracts one in two French people, whether on the street, from their balcony or comfortably seated in front of the television. . If you’re still wondering about the best way to celebrate music, we’ve found some must-see Parisian events.

Unprecedented evening at the Jardin du Palais-Royal

To commemorate the occasion, the Ministry of Culture organizes an unprecedented evening of concerts 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 from the electronic scene, winner of the 2022 Coro Award.

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

Palais Royal 8 Rue de Montpensier 75001 Paris 1. Free admission upon reservation. Starting at 22:00

Metronomy and Ibeyi in 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 charming Franco-Cuban twins Ibeyi, to jump into the arena. A 5-star program completed by crooner Bertrand Belin, saxophonist Laurent Bardainne and his graceful Tigre d’Eau Douce quartet, not to mention 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 by 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 legendary room, the Franz Ferdinand group 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 their bodies over pieces from their upcoming albums, unveiled in advance. The Australian electro pop group Parcels will offer a sample of their French tour that will begin next fall. The sparkling Angèle will close the evening with pop and acid notes.

L’Olympia, 28 Boulevard des Capucines 75009 Paris 9. Free admission upon reservation. From 8:00 p.m. to midnight.

Ropes and wood under the Louvre Pyramid

As for several years, the Paris Orchestra and its musical director Klaus Mäkelä will meet at the Louvre Museum on Tuesday, June 21. For these 40 years of the Fête de la Musique, the Paris Orchestra will perform Symphony No. 9 by the Austrian Anton Bruckner, an unfinished musical masterpiece dedicated to God. beautiful oropportunity to spend an evening under the glass cathedral in the company of Mona Lisa and Venus of Milo.

Louvre Museum, Piramide – Cour Napoléon 75001 Paris 1. Free admission upon reservation. Starting at 22:00

The Arab World Institute in the colors of Algeria

Green, red and white, the court of the Institut du Monde Arabe adorns itself in the colors of Algeria to celebrate music in all its diversity. This space cultural, dedicated to civilizations Arabs, you will vibrate to the rhythm of the rich Algerian repertoire highlighted by a list of talented artists that include 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 19:00 to 00:30

Nordic getaway in the garden of the Swedish Institute

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

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

The power of the gospel in the Place de la Bastille

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

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

Meeting under the spotlight on the Place de la République

He’s going to shake on the Place de la République. The Paris Branch of the Reunion Department organizes a big party in the center of the capital, showcasing the catchy rhythms of the island of Reunion. Séga, Maloya or Dancehall, it will be difficult to resist the frenetic rhythms of this group of artists.

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

Festive atmosphere on your subway line

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

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