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June 20, 2012

Fête de la Musique in Makati Avenue - Street Party Free Admission

The Embassy of France, the Alliance Française de Manille, together with Rustan’s, the City of Makati, B-side (The Collective) and San Miguel, bring you Fête de la Musique 2012, featuring French DJ Collective Chinese Man and 10 of today’s up-and-coming Filipino bands.

One of the most-awaited musical events of the year, Fête de la Musique will be held for the first time on Makati Avenue for an outstanding Street Party Concert on Saturday, June 23, from 4:00pm to 2 in the morning. We are all in for a special treat as Fête de la Musique 2012 features one of the most exciting contemporary artists today: French DJ Collective Chinese Man.

Chinese Man, made up of High Ku, SLY and Zé Mateo started in 2005 at the behest of their grand master, the renowned and mysterious Chinese Man, founder and inseparable figurehead of the Chinese Man Records Label. Their music, a blend of Hip-Hop, Dub, Afro-Beat, Baile Funk, traditional music and forgotten samples make them one of the most innovative DJ collectives in France. The release of Groove Sessions Vol. 1 & 2, Chinese Man’s albums, paved the way for a sold-out tour in France and Europe. Their live acts are a one-of-a-kind experience, especially with their latest opus, “Racing with the Sun,” as they showcase special live music and VJ’s performance featuring 8 people onstage. As an impressive and uniquely multi-faceted group, Chinese Man Records label brings together producers, DJ’s, graphic artists and filmmakers who build and promote a collective visual and musical identity.

As tireless warriors of sound, Chinese Man will infuse a zen and groovy touch on the Fête de la Musique stage that will thrill Filipino audiences and artists. Fête de la Musique is also an event to showcase the richness and variety of the Filipino Music Scene. From 4pm to 12 Midnight, 10 Filipino bands will rock the stage. This line-up includes Brigada, Paul Zialcita, Cynthia Alexander, Johnny Alegre Affinity feat. Alvin Cornista, The Blue Rats feat. Cooky Chua, Jonan Aguilar feat. Tondo Tribe, Flippin Soul Stompers, Indio I, Hijo, Pepe Smith and Manila-based French singer Julien Drolon.

Don’t miss this outstanding musical event as Makati Ave. will stumble and crumble under musical vibes for the whole day! To quote Chinese Man, “The race with the sun is on... the quest for Zen mind and music exchanges continue!”

The main stage will be located at the corner of Kalayaan Avenue and Makati Avenue. The following pocket venues will welcome different music genre stages: Time (Electronica stage, Kyss (Hip-Hop stage), St. Giles Hotel (Jazz stage), Chihuahua (Latin stage), Society Lounge (World/Reggae/Ska stage), Heckel and Jeckel (Soul and Blues).

Chinese Man is on tour in Southeast Asia in May and June 2012. Filipino audiences have the chance to see them onstage in Manila with their latest live music and video show.

Contact Details:
For more information, contact Sabrina Durand, AFM Cultural Coordinator, at (63 2) 895-7585, (63 2) 895-7441, (63 917) 892-8968, email:, or Astrid Renoux, French Embassy Cultural Attaché, email:
Makati Ave. ((between Kalayaan Avenue and Valdez Street)
Makati, Metro Manila, Philippines
Saturday June 23, 2012

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