La Fête de la musique, also known as Music Day in the UK, was launched on 21 June 1982 in France with the aim of encouraging amateur and professional musicians to provide free concerts across all genres for the public. It has since become a worldwide phenomenon, taking place in more than 460 cities in 110 countries.
This year’s celebration is centred around the theme of the voice. 21 June is still the official date, but events at the Institut français will take place on the following day and include a concert at Ciné Lumière. Guests include the fabulously agile Malagasy guitarist, singer and songwriter Nogabe Randriaharimalala, playing in a lively trio format with two percussionists, and Senegalese singer and guitarist Moudu Touré (son of famed vocalist Touré Kounda), who has developed a strong signature style mixing Afro-blues, pop and folk. Special guests to be announced.
5.00pm | free