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Come and enjoy a day of live music!
The Alliance Française de Perth in collaboration with Novotel will organise La Fête de la Musique 2016. Don't miss out on live bands and a dance workshop at a splendid venue: the Novotel Perth Langley. Different atmospheres and various styles of music for everyone.
You are all welcome and it's FREE!
Share your experience before, during and after the festival! Tag us in @AllianceFrancaisedePerth with #FDLM2016
Facebook event HERE
About the Fête de la Musique:
The Fête de la Musique (or World Music Day) is a popular and free music festival taking place each year in France. The music festival is celebrated in a cheerful and festive atmosphere by both amateur and professional musicians who perform in teh streets, squres, gardens or courtyards for free, offering to the public all types of music genres.
Have an idea of the musicians you're going to listen to:
- Stay tuned for the programme! -
From the evergreen pastures of Harvey via a homely bungalow in suburban Leederville, Big Orange are chartering their ascent on the wing of a guiding star and the jangle of a Fender Telecaster. Led by visionary guitarist and vocalist Daniel Davis, Big Orange are a band going straight for your heart – reaching deep with their souls to elevate you on a wave of lilting melodies and soaring
Band Members are:
Jeremy Randall: Drums/Guitar
Tom Garvey : Keys/ Guitar
Lexie Wallace: Bass
Emma Adams: Synth/Percussion
Daniel Davis: Vocals/Guitar/Keys
Big Orange's talent can be seen and heard on their Facebook page
Pamplemousse collective is a rock folk, blues, band. Their band like to cover songs their own way. The members of the group are :
-Lucile (Lead Vocal, Cello),
-Charlie (Acoustic, Electric, Lapsteel Guitars),
-Aaron (Double Bass, Electric Bass),
-Jesus (Cajon, Percussions)
Pamplemousse Collective's talent can be seen and heard on their Facebook page
Linda Barcan & Marilyn Phillips
Mezzo‐soprano Linda Barcan has performed in concert for numerous companies, festivals and societies in Australia, France and South‐East Asia, including the Sinfonia de Lyon, Sydney Youth Orchestra, L’Ecole Territoriale de Musique (New Caledonia) and art song societies around Australia.
Marilyn Phillips’ experience with many aspects of the voice, have given her unparalleled insights into the joys of singing. She has worked tirelessly to bring an understanding and love of music to the wider Australian audience, with lively corporate performances and presentations, contributions to Art
Song Perth, the hugely popular ‘Big Sing’ in Perth Concert Hall, the continuing FunSing! and reconcert talks for WASO and the Australian Chamber Orchestra.
Magnolia Jones are one of Perth's most talented and versatile bands. From well known covers to striking originals, the four piece present an eclectic mix of music; blues, soul, jazz or rock- Magnolia Jones deliver passionate performances with tight harmonies and outstanding musicianship.
Magnolia Jones' talents can be seen and heard on their WebSite
Tatiana Syvak is a classical pianist, accompanist, chamber music ensemble player and piano teacher. She has a Master's degree with Distinctions in Piano Music ( Performing and Teaching) and performed around the Europe as a soloist, including performances with orchestra and as accompanist. Together with performing she teaches students of all levels in Ukraine, Germany, Netherlands and now in Australia.Through her skills and knowledge in music she is happy to enrich the world and touch the lives of people.
She will perform classical piano music.
Little Sister are a 5 piece Perth based band playing a wide range of covers from many genres including soul, funk, blues & rock. Their repertoire is versatile and always highly complimented by their audience. Band members are: Andrea Gower (Vocals), Bruce Varley (Keyboard/vocals), Alan Hall (Percussion), Peter Davies (Bass Guitar/vocals), Adrian Styles (Guitar/vocals)
Check out their Facebook page
Mambo Chic might be a Western Australia-based world/pop/groove group but they are also about as international as you can get…
Featuring members from France (Géraldine Rey), Cuba (Arvis Mena), Rodrigues Island (Hardy Perrine), Mauritius (Thierryno Gangou) and well-known local multi-talented Stu Orchard and Shannon Puig, the band plays its thrumming, spirited, groovy infectious pop, funk and - with a killer tight drums and bass-driven rhythm section.
Performing mostly in French, the band have been busily treading the boards of WA and east-coast venues over the last fours years, playing a broad range of clubs and festival events, setting feet tapping and hips swinging wherever their gypsy talents wander.
Bleu Blanc Love is a unique quatuor specially put together for Fête de la Musique 2016.
Géraldine Rey (France), Jérôme DF (France), Nikki Dagostino (Australia) and Ryan Plant (Australia) will showcase some great French classics with a hint of jazz manouche and some serious accordion action!
“The Entertainers” are Perth's newest and most exciting Contemporary Duo comprising: Pianist/Composer/Lyricist/Vocalist: Ric Stern, and Vocalist Extraordinaire: Alexandra Hainsworth. Ric has entertained for Royalty and Dignitaries from all corners of the globe. Alexandra has just begun her Professional Musical Career, as Ric’s new protege’, and she has won the hearts of Perth Music Lovers with her inimitable and passionate vocal style. 'The Entertainers' have a repertoire which is sure to please with a myriad of selections from different musical genres.
Their YouTube channel
Who would expect a French girl from Reunion Island to belt out blues and jazz numbers in English like she’s done it all her life? Well, the reason is because in fact she has! And that’s just the start of it. She’s equally comfortable singing Latin songs in Spanish and Portuguese, or soprano classics in Italian. Her vocals have led her to be compared during the one performance to Shakira, Mariah, Beyonce, Whitney and Tina Turner.
Gabrielle has spent many years performing live for appreciative audiences, both as part of a band and solo with her keyboard or backing music. She grew up performing in New Caledonia, and then in later years throughout the Pacific. She is a recent arrival to Perth and happy to present her culture and talent whenever she has the opportunity. Gabrielle will be joined for part of her performance by Muriel & Carole of the 'Kafrinettes'.
A 3 piece group playing various styles of French music from many eras. We play some old traditional French songs, more recent French songs and well known English songs transformed into French. Also in our mix we have some instrumental pieces and songs with 3 harmonizing voices.
Our instrumentation consists of ukulele, piano accordion, clarinet, saxophone and vocals.
Stewart Greenhill on piano accordion, ukulele and vocals.
Peta Gray on ukulele and vocals.
Catriona Ferguson on clarinet, saxophone, ukulele and vocals.
Joanne is a classically trained pianist and singer with a vocal range similar to Tarja Turunen or Katherine Jenkins, Joanne performs covers in many genres from classical, folk, blues through to metal. She is highly sought after as a musician for wedding ceremonies and her easy listening music provides the perfect backdrop for restaurants and similar intimate venues.
The Chidlow French Choir and Friends is a fun-filled group of amateur singers, most of whom don't actually speak French! The community choral group, which sings a mixture of traditional and modern French songs from folk to pop, formed two years ago as a fundraising activity to help renovate the aging Chidlow Town Hall. Members practised for about six weeks in each of the previous two years while conductor Christiane Gattet was visiting her Australian family from Lyon. This culminated in annual concerts for members' family and friends. The choir is delighted to perform for the general public for the first time, in the Fete de la Musique under the direction of Christiane's granddaughters. Their performance includes several vocal and accordion solos.
The Alliance Française's students will be singing during la Fête de la Musique!
Children from 3 years to 12 years old will sing French songs from the 1980's until today...
Stacey Head, 17 years of age, loves to sing and play guitar, she has performed many times throughout the last 7 years. Her performances included stage performances in drama, dance, music, singing and band. She was enrolled in a specialist performing arts program all through her high school years. Her dream is to be accepted into WAAPA (West Australian Academy Of Performing Arts) to enable her to pursue a career in singing and music.
Timothy Holland is a classically trained Piano teacher and performer having graduated from WAAPA in 2015. He is fascinated by French impressionism and the music of that period, particularly the composers Debussy, Ravel and Poulenc. He hopes to one day look at studying Music Therapy to understand the connection Music has on helping people with behavioural and physical conditions.
To dance tango is to breathe into the spaces of movement where passion is ignited to create mutual expression. It is...the physical manifestation of soul in conversation. Inaugural Australian Tango Champion Barry Arnold and his dance-partner and student Marja Fayomi established Heart of Tango in 2015 after recognising a shared vision to establish a vibrant, creative and healing tango community.
To watch Barry and Marja dance is not to watch perfection of a dance that has been mastered...it is to see the language of authentic connection and the possibilities of what that can create. Be transported, be inspired, and be a part of Heart Of Tango...
Performance and Free Workshop!
For more information their website HERE
In partnership Novotel Perth Langley, La Maison de France & Pierre Le Brun