The promotion of young talent is at the forefront of the music programming by the Cultural Service of the Embassy of France. Seeking to establish a device for the advancement of young musicians from France and the United States, American violinist Miranda Cuckson performed at the Embassy of France in Washington, D.C. on Friday, January 24th, followed by a concert of the French guitar quartet from Paris, Quatuor Eclisses, at the Phillips Collection on Sunday, January 26th. Through this first musical weekend, Fusion was born.
Gaëlle Le Gallic, renowned music journalist and producer at France Musique for Radio France in Paris. Le Gallic traveled from Paris to accompany both the Cultural Service and the Phillips Collection in this new musical venture. Here is an interview with her.
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The celebrated French ensemble, "Quatuor Hermès" will perform a US tour in February.
The Belgian music superstar Stromae returns in 2015 with several major shows including New York's legendary Madison Square Garden in October.
The French are back again with many nominations for the Grammy Awards, with winners to be announced live on February 8, 2015.
October 24 and 26, 2014
Embassy of France
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After releasing 'Infinity' earlier this year, Yann Tiersen (prolific genre-bending musician and composer of the score to 'Amélie') is back with this music video and more tour dates.
Progressive metal band Gojira, who toured recently in the US with Mastodon, have just added more than 20 dates to their 2014 tour schedule for the fall, including two in the New York area.
One of the most acclaimed musicians on the French electro scene, Rone return to the United States for a fall tour with Com Truise.
The group Slate calls, “rock ‘n’ roll rebels whose rebellion, for once, wasn’t just metaphorical,” Tinariwen launch a tour across the US in the fall.