-M- & Emilie Simon in Central Park to Celebrate the Fête de la Musique

May 22, 2014 | By French Culture

The Cultural Services of the French Embassy and France Rocks celebrate a month of French Music In New York

City Parks Foundation’s Summerstage
Fête De La Musique In Central Park

-M- And Émilie Simon

Saturday, June 21, 2014
7 – 10 pm, Doors 6 pm (Free)

Hosted annually in 700+ cities across the world, Fête de la Musique sells out Central Park yearly. With this and other shows, there’s a lot of French music to look forward to in New York this June.


“One of the prime movers and shakers of the French music scene” – RFI Music

​-M- (Matthieu Chedid) is legendary in France for his electrifying stadium-filling concerts, lavish costumes, & playful stage presence. A two-time chart-topper with Qui de nous deux & Mister Mystère, Chedid records under the stage name -M- from Chedid's first initial & the similar sounding word “aime”, meaning “love”.  -M- has collaborated with everyone from Johnny Hallyday to Sean Lennon.


"She’s the real deal" – The Independent UK

Émilie Simon, an electro pop star in France, brings her 6th album Mue, into fresh territory with subtle lyrics & lush orchestral arrangements. Self-composed & arranged, the album boasts a strong cast of musicians & producers who’ve worked with everyone from Bat for Lashes to The Clash, David Bowie, Tahiti Boy, Lana Del Rey, TV on the Radio, & The Strokes. The album combines fierce contemporary pop with the romance of traditional ballads & the result is powerful.


Club Cheval, & Louisahhh!!!

Output (BK) | June 3

Meshell Ndegeocello

Le Poisson Rouge | June 3


Governor’s Ball | June 6


Best Buy Theater (Sold Out) | June 20

 and Émilie Simon
SummerStage in Central Park | June 21

Jean-Michel Pilc
 + Moutin Factory Quintet

Shapeshifter Lab (BK) | June 23


The Cultural Services of the French Embassy provides a platform for exchange and innovation between French and American artists, intellectuals, educators, students, the tech community, and the general public. Based in NY, Washington, and eight other cities in the US, the Cultural Services develops the cultural economy by focusing on seven principal fields of action: the arts, literature, music, cinema, the digital sphere, French language, and higher education. Facebook + Twitter

 is a non-profit organization and global network of export specialists in five key territories whose consulting, financial, and event assistance, among other resources have brought the work of French artists and labels to the world for over 20 years. Facebook + Twitter

City Parks Foundation
(CPF) is the only independent, nonprofit organization to offer park programs throughout the five boroughs of New York City. They work in over 750 parks citywide, presenting a broad range of free arts, sports, and education programs, and empowering citizens to support their parks on a local level. Their programs and community building initiatives reach more than 600,000 people each year, contributing to the revitalization of neighborhoods throughout New York City. Facebook + Twitter

Special thanks to Institut Français for their continuous support

Media Contact:
Emilie Cabouat-Peyrache - + 1 (212) 439-1417 - emilie.cabouat@diplomatie.gouv.fr
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