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Make Music Miami

It’s Time to Make Music Miami!

Make Music Miami brings the city of Miami into the global music festival that began in 1982 as Fête de la Musique in Paris – a celebration to welcome summer with music.

Across the world, the Summer Solstice is celebrated with free performances of all kinds of music in all kinds of public spaces. It is a live, free musical celebration on June 21, the longest day of the year, with concerts on streets, sidewalks, beaches and parks across the city.

In recent years, other cities across the continent have launched their own Make Music celebrations. Last year, over 1,000 cities of 120 countries around the world threw citywide music celebrations, including 78 North American cities that produced 4,728 free concerts at 1,561 locations… all on a single day. Click HERE to see all the cities in the world celebrating Fête de la musique.

The Miami event, named Make Music Miami, will be highlighted by several special projects including: a Mobile Karaoke, Street Studios, the Lincoln Road Street Buskers, Lumus Park Performances, and live Kompa with Sounds of Little Haiti at the Little Haiti Cultural Complex.
The crowning event will be a free concert at North Beach Bandshell presented by The Rhythm Foundation and the French Embassy Cultural Services with the support of the France Florida Foundation for the Arts – an evening of Afro-French night jam with Papaloko and the French Horn Collective.

In addition to an evening of free performances in the streets and venues throughout Miami, this year’s edition includes a special program dedicated to teen performers Youth Music Summit  will take place during the day.  It is a free day-long gathering of young musicians aged 14-18 from throughout Miami-Dade County that begins with a workshop focused on artist health, musicianship and careers in music and is followed by a concert of participating students ensembles. It is designed to connect young musicians across the county with one another, with industry professionals and instructors and to provide an opportunity for shared learning, friendship and performance. Click HERE to visit the Youth Music Summit website.

There are several ways to join the festivities: you can join the “fête” as a spectator and enjoy the 100 plus free performances citywide, or you can join as a participant, as a Performer or as a Venue by hosting performances in your proposed location. 

About Jude Papaloko:
Jude Thegenius (a.k.a. Jude Papaloko) draws much of his inspiration as a painter and musician from his youth in Haiti. Thegenius has appeared on two albums: Timounyo, which he recorded with his band, and Full Moon Energy, which he recorded with the Drum Society, with whom he began the Full Moon Drum Gathering. Thegenius writes all of his own songs, including the beautiful.

About French Horn Collective:
T
he Collective's wide variety of musical influences, ranging anywhere from Gypsy Jazz, Jazz, French Eclectic Original Music and Hot Swing results in a fusion of Gypsy-Parisian-Swing-World Music, led by Vincent Raffard. Together, the Collective presents a worldly flavor that may include: trumpet, vocals, guitar, clarinet, cajon, piano/keyboard, light drums, double bass and a jazz vocalist.

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