French Embassy Celebrates the Fête de la Musique
The French embassy welcomed some 5,500 visitors to its annual Fête de la Musique (Festival of Music) on Saturday, June 23, in a celebration of music and warm-weather fun.
Reflecting France’s tradition of a musical celebration of the summer solstice, the event brought together professional and amateur music groups to perform in a day-long program of activities and street acts. Participants enjoyed a full program of 50 groups performing music as well as theater and fire juggling.
This year marks the tenth annual festival put on by the French embassy at La Maison Française, a tribute to the 31 years old festival that enlivens cities and towns all over France on June 21st.