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Aug 21
That Man from Rio Laemmle Royal 11523 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90025 Laemmle Glendale 207 N Maryland Ave, Glendale, CA 91206 Laemmle Playhouse 7 673 E Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91101

Fête de la Musique at Summerstage

In celebration of Fête de la Musique (“Music Day”), a celebration of music on the summer solstice first celebrated in Paris in 1982, two pioneering French groups will perform and will be played at SummerStage.

As a tribute, the latest album of the famous musician Zdar will be played. Zdar was part of the electronic duo Cassius, who first started working together in 1988, producing albums for the iconic French rapper MC Solaar and doing remixes for the likes of Neneh Cherry, Björk, Daft Punk, Air and Depeche Mode. Producers Philippe Cerboneschi and Hubert Blanc-Francard—better known as Philippe Zdar and Boom Bass—have since harnessed the pop appeal with an underground heart that defined the French house wave they contributed to in the late 90s.

Then, Les Negresses Vertes—a group so named for the verbal abuse directed at its members at an early concert—will mix Latin, rai, and folk with a punk sensibility to make unique dance music.

This concert is presented by FranceRocks Bureau export, the Cultural Services of the French Embassy and SummerStage in Central Park.