A look back at the tours of Fair winners for the Fête de la Musique5 min
Launched in June 1982 by the Ministry of Culture, the Fête de la Musique first began to be exported in 1985. It is now hugely successful internationally, largely due to the commitment of the French cultural network, which keeps the event going beyond France’s borders. Organised in eighty-five countries across five continents, the Fête de la Musique is an opportunity for local and French groups to perform live.
Spotlight on the tours of the Fair winners: Charlie Motto, Brö, Lecomte de Brégeot, Ottis Cœur, Gatha and Structures.
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Charlie Motto on tour in China
After China reopened its borders to international artists this spring, the 2023 winner of the Fair was able to perform in Beijing, Shanghai and Wuhan. The welcome that the artist received certainly made it worth the wait. A project supported by the network of Instituts français in China.
Brö performs an acoustic concert in Vancouver
After a show-stopping performance at Francos in Montréal, the artist put on an acoustic set at Vancouver’s Beaumont Studios. A project supported by the Alliance française in Vancouver.
Lecomte de Brégeot on tour in Ecuador
The electronic music producer treated the Ecuadorian public to four shows, with sets in the cities of Quito, Guayaquil, Cuenca and Portoviejo. A project supported by the network of Alliances françaises in Ecuador.
Ottis Cœur on stage at Club Control and Rocanotherworld in Romania
Ottis Cœur, winners of the 2022 Fair, performed two concerts Romania. Here they are on stage at the Rocanotherworld festival, after a set at Club Control in Bucharest. A project supported by the Institut français in Romania.
Gatha on tour and in residency in Laos and Indonesia
On tour between Laos and Indonesia, the artist Gatha made the most of the journey to take up a mini creative residency with local artists. Alongside this was a four-date tour of the cities of Vientiane (Laos), Jakarta, Bandung and Surabaya (Indonesia). A project jointly supported by the Institut Français in Laos and the Institut Français in Indonesia.
Structures on tour in China
The Amiens-based rock band Structures went on a major five-date tour of China, performing in the cities of Wuhan, Chengdu, Ningbo, Shenyang and Beijing. A project supported by the network of Instituts français in China.
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