French DJ Collective Chinese Man is this year’s main attraction in Fête de la Musique 2012. The group, known for its leader Chinese Man, an enigmatic head and owner of Chinese Man Records, blends contemporary jams of dubstep, Afro and hip-hop sampled with obscure samples of traditional music. The group is currently touring Southeast and has been invited to headline the event touted as World Music Day. Aside from the French exports, 10 local bands also take part in the concert: Coco Jam, Pepe Smith, Pupil, Jonan Aguilar, Tondo Tribe, Razorback, Flippin’ Soul Stompers and French singer Julien Drolon.
Aside from staging the concert, a street party is set to pay tribute to the Beatles and the anniversary of their first EP which I assume is their first British EP Twist and Shout. However, the EP was released July 12, 1963 which does not make sense with the press’ claim of celebrating its 50th anniversary. Any information on this one would be very appreciated, just in case the organizers are referring to the band’s another EP. (Here’s my favorite Beatles’ archive site.)
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Here’s the low down of the event:
Fête de la Musique 2012
Date: June 23, 2012
Venue: Makati Avenue (between Kalayaan Ave. & Valdez St.)
Time: 4:00 pm
STREET PARTY on Makati Avenue
Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the 1st Beatles’ EP release
FREE CONCERTS – 23 June 2012, 4pm onwards
Featuring French DJ Collective Chinese Man and 10 Filipino Bands + Pocket venues
The 2012 Fête de la Musique in Manila is made possible by The Embassy of France, The Alliance Française de Manille, together with Rustan’s, the City of Makati, B-side- The Collective and San Miguel Corporation.