La Fête de la musique californienne 2020

The Alliance Française de Pasadena, the Alianza Francesa de Mexicali and the Alliance Française de San Diego are excited to bring you the first “Fête de la Musique Californienne” where musicians from all around the world will share their music with you across the screen! Each musician will play 2-3 songs or medleys of their choice. Let’s discover the artists who will perform on June 20 from 5pm to 8pm on Facebook Live on the page of one of these Alliances!

Saori Jo

She is a French artist who lives in Eastern France. Her singing style navigates between Paloma Faith and Kate Bush. While never deviating too far from the mainstream, there’s an enchanting quirkiness about her album as it moves from Bush/Amos piano territory to dabbling in elements of European folk, blues and jazz. For the Fête de la Musique Californienne, she will be accompanied on the guitar by Miguel Ruiz and on the bass guitar by Franck Schmidt. 

She is currently popular because she made a parody of two songs from Frozen about the confinement and the end of the stay-at-home order in France. She denounces the fact that many people are carefree and want to waste their money on frivolous things despite the hardship they recently lived during the confinement due to COVID-19. She sings in French and in English.

To know more about Saori Jo:  

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jnsK551stsE 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/saorijoofficial

Discover Some Chocolat

Listen to COVID19 Le Déconfinement, one of the parodies inspired by Frozen.

The Razzmatazz

As La Fête de la Musique Californienne also includes Baja California, in Mexico, you will also have the possibility to discover Spanish-speaking artists from Mexico such as The Razzmatazz.

Discover their song Nueva Era:

Kumbia Katrina

Let’s dance to this song of Kumbia Katrina: Esa Morena

Big Boss Bubeleh

This band from San Diego is very pleasant to listen to. Their music is nice and relaxing. Their songs are categorized in gypsy jazzy klezmer pop.

Big Boss Bubeleh is a duo guitar. Yael was born in Paris, France and Vlady in Poltava, Ukraine.
Musically they tread on the blues with R&B grooves and gypsy moves.
What they said about Fête de la musique:
“Fête de la musique unites the world in joy and art. Together we make it a ride through our Era as we sail together in the creation of musical freedom”.
Meet them here:
www.bigbossbubeleh.com, @BigBossBubeleh

Enjoy their song called Coffee!

Vincent Courtoy

He is a Belgian/American Rock artist To know more about Vincent Courtoy:

Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/vincent-courtoy/sets/young-spader

Other fantastic artists will be part of the Fête de la Musique Californienne:

Sacha Boutros

Véronique Forget

Los del Àtico

Don’t miss this great international event!

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This article in French explains the tradition of La Fête de la Musique in France