Fête de la Musique in Manila, which kicks off on June 23, 2018, introduces the Fête PH app which will bring ease to attendees in planning their Fête experience.
text and photos by Ma. Leriecka Endico
Makati, Philippines – Music has been the universal language of the soul. It exceeds dialect barriers. Do you remember those times when you don’t actually know the exact lyrics of a song and yet you continue to sing? Have you ever tried wondering why so? Perhaps, it’s the melody, rhythm or the tune. Nevertheless, music oddly captures our souls in ways we cannot completely explain and understand. “Do not underestimate the power of music” said Ernesto Dela Cruz of the movie Coco. Maybe he’s right, not only in the movie, but also in real life.
As a special treat for audiences and media alike, we have 3 special gifts lined up-- the addition of Hale to the line-up, the announcement of our co-presenter Johnnie Walker, and a pre-game party on May 18.
The Alliance Francaise de Manille, together with the Embassy of France to the Philippines as
well as with other institutional and private sector partners, have prepared a line-up of events to
commemorate the celebration of the Francophonie and French language in the Philippines from
March 20 to March 28.
There will be a variety of events and activities, such as live performances from French musician/
DJ, Charles-Baptiste as our guest star, a photo competition, a singing contest, and film screenings.
Alliance Française de Manille, and the Embassy of France to the Philippines, wish to acknowledge the support of all the partners of the celebration namely, the Embassies of Qatar, Switzerland, Belgium, Canada, and Hungary to the Philippines, the Consulate General of Monaco in the Philippines, SM Supermalls and SM Aura Premier, Qatar Airways, Lane Movers, Y2 Residence Hotel, Aficionado perfumes, La Mère Poulard, Don Papa Rum, 20:20 and Piefke.
Text by Arvee Gomez
The flute is one of the oldest instruments, dating back to thousands of years ago, and made from different kinds of materials such as bamboo and bone. Many variations exist in Southeast Asia, and from neighboring countries, China, Japan, and Korea.
In an initiative to promote cultural exchange and regional talent showcase of ASEAN Member States and Republic of Korea, the National Commission for Culture and the Arts and Seoul Music Group team up for the first-ever ASEAN-KOREA Flute Festival.
With the theme, Celebrating ASEAN Traditions Across Cultures, the music festival gathers some of the finest flute musicians from the region to perform and provide lectures in various cultural, public, and academic venues in the Philippines and Korea, from November 26 to December 9, 2017.
It also aims to provide an opportunity for flutists in Southeast Asia and Korea to interact and create
integrated renditions of contemporary and traditional songs targeted to be appreciated by the general public, most especially the youth, while also incorporating classic and modern approaches in music-making.