The Estepona Town Hall informs that the Plaza Antonia Guerrero will host next Wednesday, June 21, starting at 8:00 p.m., a new edition of La Fiesta de la Música (La Fête de la Musique, in French), an open festival to all musical genres, which was born in France at the beginning of the 80s and has spread to 120 countries.
At that time an idea appeared in France: a free festival, open to all music “without hierarchy of genres and practices”, accessible to all French people and allowing all musicians to express themselves and make themselves known. Thus, the first Music Festival was launched on June 21, 1982, the symbolic day of the summer solstice, the longest day of the year in the northern hemisphere. Its objective is to promote music in two ways: first, for amateur musicians to voluntarily go out to play on the streets and second, to organize free concerts in which the public has the opportunity to witness their favorite artists regardless of the style or origin.
The result already exceeds all expectations. In France, this celebration was an immediate success and took on considerable scope, becoming a national event in several countries (such as Luxembourg, Italy, Greece, Peru or Ecuador). It has also been taken to large metropolises such as New York, Berlin and Mexico City. Adapting to the cultural specificities of each country, the Fête de la Musique knew how to invent, reinvent itself and become an emblematic international musical manifestation. Today, 120 countries celebrate it every year.
In Estepona, access to the fifth edition of this party will be free, and will feature the performance of French-speaking artists Malou (voice) and Anton (guitar). They both met on the streets of Granada, and they fuse French songs with jazz/flamenco guitar and invite you to discover or rediscover the greats of French music.
This activity is part of the collaboration agreement signed between the Alianza Francesa de Málaga and the Estepona City Council, by which the city is the headquarters to expand the training actions organized by this French cultural entity on the Costa del Sol. These actions include language teaching at the Padre Manuel Cultural Center, as well as holding other events and activities related to French culture, such as cinema, exhibitions, conferences or festivals, as is the case.