The Alliance Française of Gaborone, a language and cultural centre in collaboration with Orange Botswana, Orange Botswana Foundation, Boehringer Ingelheim and AGS, will host a music festival featuring Batswana and other international artists for the 41st anniversary of the Fête de la Musique event.
The event will also host unique foods, educational activities and creative arts stalls. It will take place at the Alliance Française new plot in Village (Plot No. 4922) on Saturday 23th September 2023 from 15:00-23:00 in Gaborone.
The Fête de la Musique (World Music Day) started in 1982 when the French Minister of Culture at the time, Jack Lang and the director of music and dance, Maurice Fleuret, discovered that five million people in France played an instrument yet the only musical events that were organized concerned a minority of French people. Thus, Fête de la Musique was born to allow a greater population of musicians to express themselves and to make themselves known.
Citizens and residents are urged to play music outside their neighbourhood or in public spaces and parks and free concerts are organised to allow musicians to play. The first Fête de la Musique was celebrated in Paris in 1982. Ever since, the festival has become an international phenomenon, celebrated on the same day in more than 700 cities in 120 countries, including in Gaborone. The Alliance Française of Gaborone belongs to a worldwide non-profit network and provides French, English and Setswana classes. It is more than just a school as it offers one the experience of diverse cultural and social events and activities. For more information contact: firstname.lastname@example.org / 75 000 181 / 395 1650