The Embassy of France is once again proud to support the free Fiji Music Day concert at the Fiji Museum on 21st June from 3.30pm – 10.30pm.
The annual event, known as the French Fête de la Musique, organised by the Alliance Française de Suva*, was inaugurated in France in 1982 by the Ministry of Culture. It rapidly gained popularity through the French Alliance network and is now celebrated in over 100 countries on 5 continents on the 21st June each year.
This year’s Fiji Music Day concert promises to be bigger and better with performances from New Caledonian group, Brian, the USP Vanuatu Student Association, Laisa Vulakoro, Déjà Vu, VOU Dance Group, Suva Grammar School Band, Rako Pasefika, Soundwave Pacific and many more.
The concert kicks off at 3.30pm on June 21st with a special performance by VOU Kids followed by a free VOU Kids dance lesson. Main performers, New Caledonian group Brian will present a mix of French / Kanak music and a few surprise duets.
“Music is inclusive and everyone loves it. The concert will include a whole range to suit different tastes and I’d like to encourage everyone to come down with the family for a lovely evening of entertainment,” stated the Alliance Française Director Gaëlle Le Breton.
“You don’t even need to worry about dinner as there will be food and drink stands set up where you can pick up something nutritious at a reasonable price.”
To announce the concert, the Fiji Music Day committee will be hosting a march through Suva (Flea Market to MHCC) at 10am on Saturday 15th June led by the Fiji Police Band.
So to catch a glimpse of the band and receive free giveaways, everyone is invited come down to the city and join in on the fun.
*The Alliance française of Suva was established in 1987. It is part of a worldwide network of over 1100 Alliances françaises, the oldest of which was created in 1883 in Paris. It is also a local organisation, officially registered in Fiji as a non-profit organisation. It is headed by an administrative committee and has established a collaboration agreement with the French Embassy in Suva. The current President of the Alliance française of Suva is Ms. Malini Raghwan and the Director is Ms. Gaëlle Le Breton.
The Alliance française of Suva is a school of French language and culture teaching French, and in Suva also Fijian and Hindi at all levels for all people with collective and private classes. French is also taught at Suva Grammar School, Marist Brothers’ High School, Fiji National University, UniFiji and at the University of the South Pacific.