FETE DE LA MUSIQUE WITH -M- & ÉMILIE SIMON ///// FRANCE ROCKS JUNE
THE CULTURAL SERVICES OF THE FRENCH EMBASSY AND BUREAU EXPORT NY
CELEBRATE A MONTH OF FRENCH MUSIC IN NEW YORK
FÊTE DE LA MUSIQUE AT CITY PARKS FOUNDATION’S SUMMERSTAGE
IN CENTRAL PARK
-M- AND ÉMILIE SIMON
SATURDAY, JUNE 21ST, 2014, 7 – 10 PM, Doors Open 6 PM (FREE: RSVP HERE)
Last year IAM and Rakim sold out Central Park, with a crowd of over 5,000.
-M- “One of the prime movers and shakers of the French music scene” – RFI Music
-M- (Matthieu Chedid) is legendary in France for his electrifying stadium-filling concerts, lavish costumes, & playful stage presence. A two-time chart-topper with Qui de nous deux & Mister Mystère, Chedid records under the stage name -M- from Chedid’s first initial & the similar sounding word “aime”, meaning “love”. -M- has collaborated with everyone from Johnny Hallyday to Sean Lennon.
ÉMILIE SIMON “She’s the real deal“ – The Independent UK
Émilie Simon, an electro pop star in France, brings her 6th album Mue, into fresh territory with subtle lyrics & lush orchestral arrangements. Self-composed & arranged, the album boasts a strong cast of musicians & producers who’ve worked with everyone from Bat for Lashes to The Clash, David Bowie, Tahiti Boy, Lana Del Rey, TV on the Radio, & The Strokes. The album combines fierce contemporary pop with the romance of traditional ballads & the result is powerful.
FRANCE ROCKS JUNE
@ LE POISSON ROUGE – JUNE 3rd
@ GOVERNOR’S BALL – JUNE 6th
Hosted annually in 700+ cities across the world, Fête de la Musique sells out Central Park yearly. With this and other shows, there’s a lot of French music to look forward to in New York this June.