Spring in Johannesburg is set to be filled with sounds created by a diverse range of amazing artists at one of the city’s most eagerly anticipated annual events, the Fête de La Musique (World Music Day).
The Fête de la Musique (or World Music Day) is a popular and free music festival that has been taking place each year in France, internationally and was established in South Africa in 2010. In Johannesburg, it has become a great platform for both renowned and upcoming talents to make themselves known.
Due to Lockdown, the event is now happening in September this year. World Music Day is celebrated in a cheerful and festive atmosphere by both amateur and professional musicians who perform in the streets, squares, gardens or courtyards for free. All styles from jazz, soul, funk, rock, electro, reggae, classical music to hip-hop styles are enthusiastically celebrated.
The headline acts for this year’s Fête de la Musique Joburg have been announced: Award-winning jazz trumpeter Mandla Mlangeni; Afrocentric ancient futurists The Brother Moves On; pioneering art-rockers Blk Jks and SAMA awarded songstress Maleh.
These artists together with 16 others are performing in four different locations in and around Gauteng.
The Fête de la Musique Joburg is made possible by the French Institute of South Africa and the Alliance Française of Johannesburg, in partnership with Bassline Live and Newtown Junction.
Venue: Newtown Junction, Hector Pieterson Memorial in Soweto, the Alliance Francaise in Parkview and Victoria Yards.
Time: 11am to 6pm