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Fête de la Musique Philippines 2024: Celebrating 30 Years of A Nationwide Cultural Extravaganza!

As we grooved to diverse tunes, the vibrant anniversary celebration of Fête PH across the archipelago is a fête we definitely won’t forget!


The year 2024 has been nothing short of spectacular for music lovers across the Philippines, especially as Fête de la Musique marked its 30th anniversary in the country in grand style! What started as a humble French cultural event has evolved into a global phenomenon, embraced eagerly by cities around the world, including our very own bustling Metro Manila. This year's festivities were a true testament to the celebration of music in all its vibrant diversity, encapsulating the essence of Fête PH.         






Following a vibrant and inspiring World Music Day kickoff at the Greenbelt Main Stage on June 21, Makati came alive on June 28 with over 40 pocket stages set up across the city’s vibrant districts. The air was buzzing with excitement as the musical extravaganza coincided with the barangay fiesta in Poblacion, bringing with it a dynamic blend of local culture and international music. Poblacion, renowned for its eclectic mix of dining spots, bars and cultural venues, provided the perfect backdrop for Fête PH’s diverse musical offerings.


One of the standout venues, H&J Sports Bar and Restaurant, transformed into the Blues Soul Funk Stage, radiating soulful rhythms and infectious grooves. Filipino luminaries such as The Espasouls, August Wahh, Kosmikskala, Ian Lofamia Band, and Janine graced the stage, captivating audiences with their stellar performances. From smooth jazz melodies to groovy funk tunes, each artist brought their unique style, showcasing the breadth and depth of the Philippines’ music scene. The atmosphere was electric as music enthusiasts from all walks of life gathered to celebrate. Families, friends, and solo attendees alike found themselves immersed in the performances that echoed through the night.






 As the night unfolded at H&J Sports Bar and Restaurant, attendees experienced firsthand the transformative power of music. Whether it was a soulful ballad that resonated deeply or an upbeat funk groove that got everyone dancing, each performance left an indelible impression on everyone present. Fête PH provided a platform for artists to showcase their talents and connect with audiences in meaningful ways, fostering a sense of community that transcended linguistic and cultural boundaries.


Beyond the bustling streets of Makati, Fête PH extended its reach across the Philippines with Destination Stages in cities such as Baguio, El Nido, Cebu, Davao, Siquijor, Siargao, Laguna, Pampanga, and many more. This inclusive approach allowed music lovers across the country to join the festivities and celebrate World Music Day in their own communities. Each Destination Stage featured a lineup of talented musicians who reflected the rich cultural tapestry of the Philippines and highlighted the country's vibrant music scene beyond the borders of Manila.






At its core, Fête PH is more than just a music festival; it’s a celebration of creativity, unity, and cultural diversity. And the success of the festival can be attributed to the collaborative efforts of Alliance Française de Manille, the Embassy of France to the Philippines, B-Side Productions, and Funkybeat Entertainment. Their commitment to nurturing arts and culture in the Philippines has paved the way for a thriving music scene, and strengthened ties between local and international artists.


Looking ahead, Fête PH is poised to continues evolving, embracing new musical genres and expanding its reach across the archipelago. The resounding success of this year's celebrations underscores the enduring appeal of Fête PH and its ability to inspire and connect generations of music enthusiasts.


Lead photos from @fetedelamusiqueph

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