Celebrations of the “Fête de la Musique” (World Music Day)
“Summer is officially here and French institutions and their partners in Pakistan have once again celebrated the change of season with multiple concerts in Islamabad, Karachi and Lahore. Launched in 1982 by the French Ministry for culture, World Music Day, the “Fête de la Musique”, is held in more than hundred countries in Europe and over the world. Created to share the joy and humanity of music creation with all, the idea is to provide free access to bands and music groups everywhere.
This year, the Caravan Quartet came especially from France to spread a good vibe and some gipsy jazz! After presenting their new concert, full of exclusive musical surprises, at the National Library of Islamabad on Tuesday, 25th, they will fly to Lahore and Karachi to close a week of celebrations.
The Merhmet Ergin Quartet, led by a Turkish-German artist, has toured Pakistan on the invitation of the French Alliances in Lahore and Karachi, the Goethe Institute in Karachi and the Annemarie Schimmel Haus Institute in Lahore. They delighted their audience with their energy.
Another proof Fête de la Musique, after being born in Paris, is spreading around the world; Radio 89 organized, in partnership with the French Alliances in Lahore and Karachi, gigantic events to celebrate the occasion. It gave the opportunity to Pakistani artists, famous and freshly launched, to present their work to cheered audiences.”
More about the band and the Fête de la Musique:
• For more information about Fête de la Musique: http://www.fetedelamusique.culture....
• For more information about all events, please consult: _ http://www.ambafrance-pk.org/World-... or your nearest Alliance Française’s website.
The Caravan Quartet is a gipsy jazz band with more than three hundred concerts behind them and still open to more influences and invitations. Film music, theatre and other art projects have enabled them to explore and innovate. The four musicians, Robin Ensina, Olivier Lorang, Mathias Levy and Samuel Strouk all started music as children and bring their very personal point of view to the band.
For more information about the Caravan Quartet (in French): http://www.caravanquartet.com/