Mu­sic fes­ti­val prom­ises lo­cal and in­ter­na­tional acts

The Star Early Edition - - NEWS -

THE an­nual Fête de la Musique is back in town. Now in it’s sixth year, this edi­tion will have a strong line-up and four stages to make sure fans get the most from some of their favourite artists.

Through this event, mu­si­cians and bands are en­cour­aged to per­form, en­ter­tain, ex­press them­selves, and never stop gen­er­at­ing mu­sic for fu­ture gen­er­a­tions. There will be a host of street per­form­ers, a food area and bars and restau­rants open for the du­ra­tion of the event.

Last year, more than 8000 peo­ple at­tended the event which was pre­vi­ously held in Melville. On the four stages or­gan­is­ers say there will be var­i­ous styles of mu­sic for ev­ery taste.

The Al­liance Française of Johannesburg, the French In­sti­tute of South Africa, Total SA, the Mar­ket Theatre Foun­da­tion and Bassline Live will make the event come to life.

In­ter­na­tional acts and South African’s favourite es­tab­lished and emerg­ing tal­ents will en­ter­tain through­out the day. Singer Adelle Nqeto, Alexandra’s Bam­banani Brass Band, rock band Bye Beneco, three piece band Johnny Cra­dle, Josh Kem­pen and The Sex­tons are some of the SA acts that will be per­form­ing on the day.

Singer, dancer and chore­og­ra­pher Just Robyn will also be on stage singing songs from her Mus­tard Seed de­but al­bum. The tal­ented Nakhane Touré will also give fans a taste of his award-win­ning mu­sic from the Brave Con­fu­sion al­bum. Ka­jama and Shef & The Kitchen are also in the line-up.

Le­sotho singer and song­writer Leomile will be singing pop­u­lar songs like Ler­ato le Felile, Pula and Fan­ta­size for her fans.

In­ter­na­tional artists will in­clude Mozam­bi­can artist Samito who is based in Mon­treal, Canada.

The mu­sic pro­ducer and singer blends acous­tic and elec­tron­ica with African beats to get unique sounds.

More artists are to be an­nounced be­fore the event which will take place on Satur­day June 17 at the Newtown Junc­tion Precinct from 11am to 6pm. En­trance is free. – Staff Re­porter

There will be a host of street per­fomers

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