Fête de la Musique @ Summer Stage, Central Park 6/21
The French Bureau Export with the support of the Cultural Services of the French Embassy presents:
FÊTE DE LA MUSIQUE
June 21, 2011, 7pm
@ SUMMER STAGE, Central Park
//WHAT IS FETE DE LA MUSIQUE ?//
“The largest music event ever to grace Gotham” (Metro New York).
Hosted on June 21st, “Fête de la musique” takes places on the first day of summer and celebrates music worldwide all day long. The French Bureau Export will celebrate both on June 21st and 22nd.
CATHERINE RINGER (BECAUSE)
It is impossible to mention Catherine Ringer without evoking the creative French pop/rock duo, Les Rita Mitsouko which she was a part of with Fred Chichin. A unique artist on the French music scene due to her legendary stage presence and colorful, over-the-top artistic image, Ringer has charmed audiences for nearly thirty years. Her solo debut, entitled “Ring ‘n Roll,” still has the energy to grip audiences with her mesmerizing voice.
BEN L’ONCLE SOUL (MOTOWN FRANCE)
Ben L’Oncle Soul grew up to the beat of Motown. Scouted by Motown France, his considerable talent led him to open for big names in contemporary soul, such as Musiq Soulchild, Raphael Saadiq and India Arie who invited him on stage to perform. On his album, brass instruments and melodies of Motown dance effortlessly without missing a beat, while his flamboyant interpretations introduces audiences to the mix of soul music and French language
GAINSBOURG AND HIS GIRLS – DOCUMENTARY
Throughout his life, French singer-songwriter, actor and director Serge Gainsbourg composed for some of the most beguiling songstresses including Brigitte Bardot, Jane Birkin and Vanessa Paradis. His lyrical brilliance has left an extraordinary musical legacy that spans numerous musical genres. Twenty years after his death, director Pascal Forneri presents “Gainsbourg and His Girls,” an enlightening documentary on one of France’s most provocative and cherished figures, seen through the eyes of his many muses.