Fête de la Musique Philippines will be pushing through this year featuring online performances.
“The Music Goes On! For the first time since its inception in the Philippines, Fête de la Musique brings its festivities exclusively online,” Alliance Française de Manille said in a statement.
Those who will be joining virtual performances include Cynthia Alexander, Itchyworms, “big band ng bayan” Brass Pas Pas Pas Pas, and French artists Charles Baptiste and NoSax NoClar.
The concert will be livestreamed for free on several Facebook pages this Sunday, June 21, from 6:15 p.m. to 10 p.m.
It will hosted by Filipino nurse rapper Fatima Palma Loo.
Aside from Fête de la Musique, Alliance Francaise de Manille will also be celebrating its 100th anniversary this year.
“This milestone signifies our continuous commitment to partnerships and collaborations to promote French-Filipino cultural relations,” AFM wrote.
“One of the best manifestations of this synergy is Fête de la Musique PH—a French tradition embraced and adopted as an experience all our own, to showcase original Filipino talent and artistry,” it added.
Alliance Francaise de Manille and B-Side Productions partnered with the Embassies of France and Qatar and the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) to present this virtual concert in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.
It will also support LEAP, a nonstock, nonprofit organization composed of event producers and activation agencies, which will officially launch via Facebook on June 25.