June 22, 2006

Fête de la Musique

Today June 21st is the longest day of the year in the Northern hemisphere, here in France, the French celebrate this day as “Fête de la Musique” (Music festival). Musicians of all level and type, perform in streets of Paris, next to the river and in the monuments, even the Indian Meetup association of Paris arranged for some Bollywood music in the foot of Eiffel tower. After work, I went for a walk next to the river and got to listen to nice lively music, it was nice to see people singing and dancing in the streets. My favorite was an Arabic concert in Monde de Arab. Here are some photos taken tonight in the streets of Paris.


Branavan said...

Hi Uma,
I have recently started blogging and was doing a search on Bollywood, since I have started playing some Bollywood music with some friends. I am a tabla player and am also Tamil in fact, so was intrigued by the 'Thirukkural lady' post of yours. I saw fete-de-la-musique and came to this post as I have been wondering how to try and get my band Jaffna (www.jaffnamusic.com) out to Europe.

In any case, keep blogging. The pictures are great.



Uma said...

Thanks Branavan,

Thanks for the link to your site. Did you perform for this fete de la musique. One of my friends, a guitar player was looking for a Tabla player for some sort of fusion music. I like to show him your web site.