Fête de la Musique 2008

Fete de la musiqueThis will be the second Fête de la Musique in Armenia..Launched in 1982 by the French Ministry for culture the Fête de la Musique is held on June 21 and is now celebrated in over 130 countries and 400 cities all over the five continents.

Its purpose is to promote music in two ways:
• Amateur and professional musicians are encouraged to perform in the streets. The slogan Faites de la musique (Make music), a homophone of Fête de la Musique, is used to promote this goal.
• Many free concerts are organized, making all genres of music accessible to the public. One of the caveats to being sancioned by the official Fete de la Musique organization in Paris that all concerts must be free to the public. It’s not required that musicians play for free, though many do so.
The Fête de la Musique is one of the few nights of the year where, under French law, there is no noise restriction. The musicians can play all night without fear of neighbours calling the police.


Armenia saw the first Fête de la Musique last year, concerts were held all over the streets of Yerevan, in the open air, whereas both amateour and professional musicians were welcomed to play this day, day of music. As someone who managed to be in a number of concerts that day from classic to rock, I should say that I really enjoyed the day full of joy and music.

This year as well, concerts will be held in the different parts of the center of Yerevan throughout the day, so look around if you hear sounds of live music. The main concerts are planned to be held on Abovyan street in the evening, while the main stage will be in front of the Moscow Cinema, Aznavour Square, with the following bands performing – The Beautified Project, The Bambir, Dogma, Empiray.

Don’t miss this year’s Fête de la Musique in Armenia!!!


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