Fragment from promotional material (Courtesy to Institut Français d'Égypte)
CAIRO - 6 June 2017: The 25th French music festival, Fête de Musique, will kick off on June 17 in Cairo and June 18 in Alexandria, in a collaboration between the Institut Français d'Égypte and French Embassy in Cairo.
Music performances held at Al-Azhar Park will be carried out in collaboration with the Swiss Embassy.
The festival will feature 20 artists who will give jazz, rock, hip-hop and acoustic pop performances, according to a statement released by the Institut Français d'Égypte.
The festival will host a variety of genres, such as a blend of percussion and rock music. Performers like Oscarisma Studio and a group of independent artists such as ‘Talkbox’ will also take the stage. Myam Mahmoud, a famous Egyptian women’s' rights activist, will break the language barrier, uniting the French and Arabic speaking audiences.
Other performances will include an electro-folk performance by Egyptian Project Band, gypsy and rock music by French band La Caravane Passe, piano by John Greaves, Dreams Team and Fathy Salama, among other Egyptian artists.
The first French Music Festival edition was held in 1982 in France, which later turned into a “musical revolution,” according to the statement. The festival aims to spread freedom of expression, creativity, democratic culture and happiness.
Founded by Director of Music and Dance Maurice Fleuret, the festival is held in approximately 120 countries. It is celebrated worldwide and was first introduced in Egypt in 1992.