Fête De La Musique: Music For Everyone

From June 17th – 22nd , each and every corner of Chennai city will resonate with the sound of music! Fête de la Musique – an annual music festival that takes place on June 21st marking the first day of summer around the world – is celebrating its sixth consecutive edition in Chennai with a host of diverse performances and workshops across the city. Celebrated on the same day in over 460 cities in 110 countries, the vision of Fête de la Musique is to bring the entire community together through the medium of music, a tribute to the idea that music exists for and by everyone. After originating in France in 1982, the festival has since grown into a worldwide movement and is celebrated today in countries including Germany, Italy, Egypt, Syria, Morocco, South Africa, Australia, Vietnam, Congo, Cameroon, Mauritius, Japan and of course India – a testament to its success as a global phenomenon.

Partners across Chennai – including The Rhapsody Music Foundation, Alliance Française of Madras, Goethe-Institut ChennaiInKo Centre, KM Music Conservatory, Musee Musicals and EarthSync – are banding together once again to make the celebrations possible, with a variety of venues hosting the performances by both established and up and coming artists. With last year’s edition featuring over 25 independent artists from various musical leanings performing, this year is shaping up to be equally eclectic.

Full line up of artists selected to perform to be revealed shortly – watch this space for updates!

Friday, June 17th
Venue: InKo Centre

19:00 – 19:30 Bjorn (acoustic folk)
19:45 – 20:15 Alvin Presley Music (blues alternative)
20:30- 21:00 Vertigo-The Band (Unplugged set) (Brit-pop rock)

Saturday, June 18th
Venue: KM Music Conservatory

19:00 – 19:30 Stevie (acoustic RnB, pop)
19:45 – 20:15 Addiction (funk metal)
20:30- 21:00 Grey Shack (rock)

Sunday, June 19th
Venue: Musee Musical

19:00 – 19:30 Staccato (classical, fusion)
19:45 – 20:15 Ballpoint Bananas (experimental rock)
20:30- 21:00 Kurangan . குரங்கன் (Tamil rock, pop)

Monday, June 20th
Venue: Alliance Française of Madras

19:00 – 19:30 Gorillas In Groove (alternative rock, funk)
19:45 – 20:15 Thrillokh (Tamil rap, hip hop)
20:30- 21:00 Bala Bhaskar (fusion)

Tuesday, June 21st
Venue: Alliance Française of Madras
Special Concert
19:00 onwards: The Neel Sarkar Project(NSP) (classical, contemporary, jazz)

Tuesday, June 21st
Venue: Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan Chennai

Concerts by the Students of Goethe-Institut and Mrs. Thota Sharada will be the chief guest for this day.

6.30 p.m. Choir by Nalanda Way Students
7.00 p.m. Anjana Rajagopalan – Soprano
7.20 p.m. B.Jeysri – Violin
7.40 p.m. Rinit Ravichandran – Piano
8.00 p.m. Tarun Lakshman – Vocal & Electronics
8.20 p.m. The Alphabets – Vocals & Electronics

Wednesday, June 22nd
Venue: Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan Chennai

19:00 – 19:30 Unison (Carnatic Rock)
19:45 – 20:15 The Broadway Addicts (post punk, garage)
20:30- 21:00 Grasshopper Green (jam, funk rock)

Venue: Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan Chennai

Saturday 18th June
5.00 p.m.
Close to You (Ganz nah bei dir)
Dir: Almut Getto |2007-2009|88 min.

7.00 p.m.
Mahler on the Couch (Mahler auf der Couch)
Dir: Percy Adlon, Felix Adlon |2010|105 min.

Sunday 19th June
5.00 p.m.
Sound of Home (Sound of Heimat – Deutschland singt!)
Dir: Arne Birkenstock |2011 |93 min.

7.00 p.m.
Pianomania (Pianomania)
Dir:Lilian Franck,Robert Cibis|2009|94 min.

Monday 20th June
7.00 p.m.
The Second Dream (Der Zweite Traum)
Dir: Lennart Laberenz |2009 |60 min.


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