A POPULAR free music event celebrated in 130 countries around the world returns live after hosting online editions for the past two years of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Philippine edition – PH Music Festival – will feature a series of live celebrations in Metro Manila, Palawan, Baguio, Cebu and Siargao from June 21-28.
This year’s music festival is titled “Tara Come on!or “Let’s go!” in both colloquial Filipino (Tara) and French (come on). In commemoration of the 75e anniversary of Franco-Filipino bilateral relations, it will highlight new collaborations between Filipino and French artists. It also aims to harness the healing power of music, forge new friendships, and build and support communities.
“We are thrilled to bring the Music Day celebrations back to the beautiful places in the Philippines,” said Alliance Executive Director French of Manila Xavier Leroux said in a statement. “This year’s festivities will have us rediscovering the joys of music live and in person once again.”
As part of Music Day’s ongoing partnership with the Department of Tourism (DoT), this year’s festivities will not only celebrate artists and music from various parts of the country, but will also showcase the rich culture of some from the Philippines. touristic destination.
“Now that the Philippines is open to fully immunized people from around the world, there’s no better time than now to explore our islands and immerse yourself in our vibrant arts, music and culture,” said Howard, DoT Assistant Secretary for Brand and Marketing Communications. Uyking said in a statement.
On June 25, the main stage of Fête de la Musique 2022 will be at Puerta Real Gardens, Intramuros, Manila, and will feature performances by Cheats, The Itchyworms, Lola Amour, Anima Tierra, and a special number by Brass Pas Pas Pas Pas with Curtismith, Toni B., Faye Yupano and Zsaris.
The 2022 PH Party has joined forces with various partners across the archipelago to support their own Festivities as Lokal Lab for the Siargao stage on June 21 at the Santa Fe Beachfront Playground; Kalye Artisano x Lio Estate for the El Nido stages on June 26 and 28 in El Nido, Palawan; and Melt Records x Alliance Française de Cebu for the Cebu stages on June 25 at Draft Punk and June 26 at La Vie.
French artists Marc Fichel, DJ Blutch and Maxime Cozic will come from Paris to perform across the country.
Singer-songwriter and pianist Marc Fichel will perform at the Sofitel Hotel in Pasay City on June 23. Mr. Fichel will also perform on the main stage of Intramuros on June 25 in collaboration with Teenagers of the voice big winner Cydel Gabutero; and alongside Palawan-based musicians in El Nido on June 26.
DJ Blutch, known for his abstract mixes of hip hop and house with video mapping, will also perform at the Sofitel on June 24 and on the main stage of Intramuros on June 25 in collaboration with a surprise band from the Filipino movement. He will join Cebu-based musicians on June 26.
Dancer and choreographer Maxime Cozic will perform an 18-minute solo piece and in collaboration with embodiment artist Dona Tumacder-Esteban and improvisational drumming circle Bathala Na during the final stage of the 2022 PH Festival at Kalye Artisano at Lio Estate, Palawan on June 28.
Additionally, the Fête de la Musique has once again teamed up with over 30 independently produced handheld stages in Metro Manila to simultaneously showcase various musical genres and moods on June 24.
Participating locations include Alchemy Bistro Bar, Archipelago Makati, Boogie, Braiser’s The Village Cafe in Parañaque, Commune, Craven’s Bar and Restaurant, Dear Adam Sweet Lucy, Elements Boutique Hotel, Futur:st, H&J Restaurant, Kampai, La Collina, Leisure HQ , OTO, Pardon My French, Pura Vida Manila, Saguaro Bar & Cafe, Skinny Mike’s Sports Bar in BGC, The Apartment, The Green Door, The Astbury, The Social on Ebro, The Spirits Library, Topic, Thumbayan Grill, White Banana, WYP and Z Hostel.
Some artists include Basically Saturday Night, Johnny Alegre, Ean Mayor of UDD, Coffeebreak Island with Bing Austria and Tuesday Vargas, Tropical Depression, Apartel, Mulan and Samantha Nicole.
The Fête de la Musique has also teamed up with Funkybeat Entertainment, a music production company run by Francis De Veyra, to produce and compose an anthem for this year’s celebrations.
The Fête de la Musique in the Philippines 2022 is presented by the Alliance Française de Manila, in partnership with the French Embassy and B Side Productions, and co-organized by the Department of Tourism.
For more information, visit www.facebook.com/FetePH/. — Michelle Anne P. Soliman