“Fête de la Musique” in Kathmandu

On International Music Day which was supposed to be on 21st June, 2018, Alliance Francaise organized an event “Fête de la Musique” on 22nd June, 2018.

Thursday, 21st June, 2018, was marked annual “Fête de la Musique” in France, which is the biggest music street party. “Fête de la Musique” is also known as Music Day, Make Music Day or World Music Day.

Launched in France in 1982, Fête de la Musique transforms the streets of Paris into the world’s biggest performance stage as hundreds of people gather to celebrate the joy of music in all its varied styles.


Fête de la Musique, which was organized by Alliance Francaise showcased different types of music and songs making the audience dance on their feet.

The event started with French songs by Victor Hugo school, followed by Nepali songs which were sung beautifully by Kapil Kaspal and the kids. The program was followed by the band called The Activist, who performed a number of hit songs including Imagine by John Lennon, Zombie by Bad Wolves, and their original “Bum Bum Bum Bola, Marne Bho Dhulo Le” which was especially projected to the Dhulo (dust) that we face on the streets of Kathmandu.

Along with the songs and music, there was a Nepali folk dance, which was performed by the people of Newari community. They had their instruments grooving the audience and the dancers.

After the folk dance, there were various modern-day performances. The event continued with Jazz music by Hari Maharjan Project(HMP), numerous acoustic performance followed by funk rock, pop and electronic.

The event went from 3 in the noon till late night (9 pm). By the end of the event, the audience was on their feet jumping along with the music.

Here are some snaps of the event,


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Written by Dorjee Khando

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