The Cultural Services of the French Embassy and France Rocks celebrate a month of French Music In New York
City Parks Foundation’s SummerstageFête 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.-M-
“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.ÉMILIE SIMON
"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.
FRANCE ROCKS JUNE Brodinski, Club Cheval, & Louisahhh!!! Output (BK) | June 3Meshell Ndegeocello Le Poisson Rouge | June 3Phoenix Governor’s Ball | June 6Stromae Best Buy Theater (Sold Out) | June 20-M- and Émilie SimonSummerStage in Central Park | June 21Jean-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 + TwitterBUREAU EXPORT 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 + TwitterCity 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.