When: Sept. 19 & 20
Location: National Hispanic Cultural Center
Friday at Café des Artistes
Fête de la Musique, also known as Make Music and World Music Day, is a free musical celebration that takes place each year on June 21 – the first day of summer – in communities around the World. Since 1982, the idea has spread to more than 110 countries and 460 cities. On this day, concerts take place in public outdoor spaces and are free to attend, sign-up and perform. All musicians, both amateur and professional, have the opportunity to celebrate their music as all musical styles are welcome and everyone is invited to attend.
Organized in Santa Fe by Santa Fe Accueil, a local French group, La Fête de la Musique is a free outdoors music festival held every June 21, the day of the summer solstice. The idea was begun by French Minister of Culture Jack Lang in 1981 and first took place in 1982 in Paris. Since then, the festival has become an international phenomenon, celebrated on the same day in more than 460 cities in 110 countries.
The only place in New Mexico to enjoy this event is right here in Santa Fe. Sponsored by Santa Fe Accueil, World Music Day will be held on Friday, June 21 at Café des Artistes, 223 Canyon Road, Santa Fe. Performances will be held from 5-9 PM, with artists performing on the hour from 5 to 8 PM.
This year, our featured artists are:
5 PM: Indigie Femme
6 PM: Faith Amour
Jazz & French "Chansons"
7 PM: Eileen Meyer
8 PM: Martha Reich, Michael Kott and Laurianne Fiorentino
Acoustic Alternative Folk