Châteaubriant: All about the Fête de la Musique this Weekend

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The Châteaubriant Fête de la Musique

Friday 16th June 2023 will be the Fête de la Musique in Châteaubriant (Loire-Atlantique). What’s new this year? We reveal the program to you.

In Châteaubriant (Loire-Atlantique), the Fête de la Musique will take place on Friday 16th June 2023. As every year, it will take place in the evening.

“It’s a bit of a tradition here to celebrate the music festival on the Friday before June 21st”, underlines Jean-Luc Marsollier, assistant to the animations at the town hall of Châteaubriant.

Kick-off is scheduled for 8 p.m. in the town centre.  However Jean-Luc Marsolier specifies “that the music festival will not only take place in the town centre. People will be able to come from 6 p.m. to the Intercommunal Conservatoire, at 6.45 p.m. at the Duc d’Aumale promenade and at 7 p.m. at the Micro-Folie”.

The evening will end at 11:30 p.m. in the town centre.

20 groups and artists

The program for the traditional party was created by the president of the Théâtre de Verre, Frédéric Pithois. In this program, we find in the majority ” artists and local amateur or professional groups ” explains the deputy mayor of the city of Châteaubriant.

He adds that for this “unmissable event in June, there will be no less than 20 groups and artists in total”.

The performers of this 41st edition

Despite a majority of local groups, Jean-Marie Marsollier, who is also vice-president of the community of municipalities, underlines that “the planning is very eclectic “. For example, this year’s novelties include the group La TchouTchouKa, which has been an ambassador for cumbia in Brittany for 10 years.

Born in Colombia, cumbia is a style of South American music that has settled in Europe and France to become the most popular Latin movement. La TchouTchouKa takes up the traditional s cumbias, the standards of the 60s and also creates new compositions.

The group is made up of seven instrumentalists and a Colombian singer.

This fanfare makes it possible “to ensure group changes and to avoid holes”, indicates the elected official. La TchouTchouKa will perform on the forecourt of the Covered Market from 8:30 p.m. and on Rue Porte Neuve from 9:45 p.m.

Another new feature this year is the Bab’ysa troupe, which will play from 8:30 p.m. on the Duc d’Aumale promenade. The chansigne troupe is a beginner in its field. She adapts the sign language lyrics to the rhythm of the music.

Bab’ysa signe is made up of hearing people and deaf people learning sign language, men and women aged 5 to 70.

For those who would like to see or review the performance, the group offers a second date on Saturday 24th June at 6:30 p.m. in Marsac-sur-Don.

All the programming and information can be found on the website of the town hall of Châteaubriant.

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