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INTERNATIONAL MAIN ACTS AT THE 2015 FÊTE DE LA MUSIQUE, NEWTOWN

INTERNATIONAL MAIN ACTS AT THE 2015 FÊTE DE LA MUSIQUE, NEWTOWN JUNCTION
SATURDAY 27 JUNE – 10AM to 7PM 


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From left to right: Jaojoby credit Christian Pizafy, Benjamin Piat and Grèn Sémé

The 4th edition of Fête de La Musique in Joburg is planning on musical diversity and aims to propose all types of music from pop, rock, hip-hop, to heavy metal, traditional music, classical music and brass band music.

International musicians such as Malagasy singer Jaojoby, French musician Benjamin Piat and the band Gren Semé from Reunion Island will be performing.

Jaojoby is commonly recognised as the most popular singer in Madagascar and the Indian Ocean islands and is widely referred to as the "King of Salegy". His success has earned him such honors as Artist of the Year in Madagascar for two consecutive years (1998–1999) and the role of Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Population Fund in 1999.


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Benjamin Piat presents his very personal Chanson Française, mixing up touching lyrics, captivating melodies and lively beats! After performing more than 300 gigs, performing in Paris, winning an award at the “Chant’ Appart” Festival, Benjamin Piat is proud to present his brand new record: “Boîte à Musique”.

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Grèn Sémé succeeds in bringing maloya far beyond Reunion Island's borders. Their music, deeply rooted in tradition, explores new horizons and new sounds. In this laboratory comes to life a mix of singing and experimentation, between blues and joy, rebellion and tenderness, that they call "evolutive maloya".

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The 4th edition of Fête de La Musique in Newtown is presented by the Alliance Francaise of Johannesburg, the French Institute of South Africa, Newtown Junction and the Bassline with the suport of Newtown Junction and Total South Africa.

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