Three bands - Balladel, Peach and Koma Afrobeat band - will perform live music tonight at Alliance Francaise premises in Gaborone to mark the famous French annual event, La Fête de la Musique, which has been celebrated in France since June 21, 1982.
On that day, both amateur and professional musicians invade the streets, courtyards and stations of France to bring the music to the people. The musical event is celebrated in more than 110 countries. FDLM gives local artists an opportunity to learn professionalism in music and acquire experience as they mingle with international artists.
In Botswana, the Alliance Française of Gaborone has organised La Fête de la Musique since 2002 thanks to the support of local artists, partners and sponsors. To keep the ‘spirit’ of La Fête de la Musique like in France, all participants perform for free, and the festival is also free for the audience.
This year the show will take place at Alliance Française of Gaborone premises at 1900HRS on Friday (tonight). Balladel is a three-member group and was formed last year in 2017. Their band is a ballad/love song outfit. Peach is a solo artist accompanied by a band of eight people. He started performing in 2008. His musical genre is Jazz or neo soul. Koma Afrobeat band was founded in 2011, plays afrobeat music and has 15 group members.