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Full day of music at Fete de La Musique

June 17, 2013


Sri Lanka, June 16 -- Alliance Francaise de Colombo, the Leading French Language and Cultural Centre in Sri Lanka since 1995, once again presents Fete de la Musique International Music Day 2013 on June 22 at their air conditioned auditorium at 11, Barnes Place, Colombo 7. The response has been overwhelming and many musicians, amateurs/professionals will entertain you from morning till evening. Annesley Malewana and his band Super Chimes will back all the artistes.

The performances will include Pop, Jazz, Raggae, Folk, Country Music and Western, Calypso, Dancing Groups, School Bands and Baila sessions. It will be a meeting place of cultures and an opportunity to share the joy of listening and appreciating a variety of melodies sung in English, French and Sinhala.

Fete de la Musique - International Music Day which started off in 1982, saw amateur and professional musicians of France take to the streets on June 21 to celebrate the beginning of summer.

On this day, after a dismal spring the whole of France breaks into a gigantic celebration of music, song and dance. People head for the squares and parks and perform free for the benefit of onlookers and for their own pleasure.

In Sri Lanka, the event has grown in popularity among the young and the old and every year lots of people participate. People of all ages come for the event and enjoy a full day's music free of charge. Soft drinks and food will be available at reasonable rates.

Many popular musicians, Ronnie Leitch, Annesley Malewana, Judy de Silva, Dushyanth Weeraman, some well-known Sirasa Super Stars and many more will perform as guest artistes and keep you on your toes.

The ever popular Annesley Malewana will perform along with his band Super Chimes throughout the day belting out English and popular Sinhala Pops. Spend the day June 22 listening to your favourite musicians at Alliance Francaise De Colombo Auditorium from 10 a.m. onwards and enjoy a full day's music non stop, sing song and dance, free. There will be a special session of dancing late afternoon.

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