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Celebrate France Music Day LIVE with Bandsintown

On Sunday June 21, francophone artists will take over the Bandsintown LIVE platform’s livestream channel to celebrate Fête de la Musique / Make Music Day!

In 1982, musicians took to the streets of Paris to make music for the first Fête de la Musique. This day has become a global tradition over the years, and has spread to 120 countries. Performers of a range of levels and styles turn public spaces into music venues in a collaborative and joyful spirit. This celebration unites people and supports equality, diversity and love for one another.

Soul and folk songwriter AYỌ, electronic hitmaker Kungs, and singer Kiddy Smile are among the artists performing online on live.bandsintown.com. Twenty Francophone artists from all genres––jazz, soul, pop, house, and hip hop––will livestream half-hour sets.

Discover the full line up below and listen to the best tunes on What the France's playlist!

It's a new, digital version of the music-for-all initiative that originated in France, held every year in squares and streets around the world at Midsummer. All donations will go to the artists participating, as well as to charities that support social justice, including the NAACP.

The initiative has gathered support from a variety of French cultural institutions, including the French Bureau Export's "What the France"; Sacem; Ville de Paris; the French Embassy in the United States; TV5 Monde; The Federation of the French Alliances Francaises and the Alliance Francaise Foundation; the French Institute Alliance Française in New York and The Alliance Française of Greenwich, CT.

About Bandsintown
Bandsintown celebrates artists and helps them grow their careers. As the most trusted source of concert and live stream recommendations, Bandsintown helps fans discover artists and their music and attend more shows--in real life or online. With a reach of 200M monthly active fans globally, over 55M registered concert goers and 530k artists registered to the platform, Bandsintown is a world-leading marketing solution for brands to engage with music enthusiasts on a large scale.

About Le Bureau Export & What The France
Le Bureau Export has worked to develop popular and classical music made in France on an international scale since 1993. Thanks to financial resources from both music industry and French institutions, Le Bureau Export has built a worldwide network aimed at facilitating exchanges between French and foreign music professionals.Le Bureau Export has offices in Paris, Berlin, London, and New York. What The France is a recommendation brand created by Le Bureau Export to shine a light on the finest music made in France.

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