21 June, 2010

2010 Fête de la Musique/International Music Festival

The Alliance Francaise and its partners will hold the 2010 Fête de la Musique/International Music Festival from Monday, 12 July, to Saturday, 17 July 2010. The event includes daily workshops and nightly performances in various venues around Suva. The final and main full-day event will take place at Sukuna Park, Suva. The other partners include: the Embassy of France, the Embassy of Japan, the European Union, the Fiji Arts council, the Indian and South African High Commissions, and the University of the South Pacific. This festival is one of Fiji’s main musical and dance events, showcasing fresh, new talent, emerging artists, as well as seasoned entertainers. Our lineup so far includes singer Tom Mawi, Taikoz (Drumming Group from Japan), Lyfstyle (Soup Tavioka), A traditional dance group from Korea, the Police Marching Band, the Davui Ensemble, several traditional dance and music items by the Indian Cultural Centre, a professional Russian pianist, VOU dance group, the Conservatorium of Music, and a local nose-flute player, plus more! There may also be a band from New Caledonia to headline the main event on Saturday, 17 July. Entry to the events is free.

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