Every day, we’re getting closer to Fête de la Musique on June 21st. However, we have one hell of a warm-up planned for you folks: an outdoor party with food, drinks, fun and of course tons of music…. so get ready Beijing, it will be a Sunday to remember.
King Krab is the story of two brothers from Marseille. 90s children, they listen extensively to the vinyls, cassettes and CDs of African-American classics that lie on their father’s shelves. As teenagers, in an echo to this musical childhood, Lucas and Adam took up guitar and bass, later becoming regulars at a Marseille jam session. This proved to be the main inspiration for the brothers’ group.
With their first album, the Marseille siblings show their will to give themselves up completely and sincerely, through stories at times sensual and at times painful, that feed their lyrics. In the French and European musical landscape, the group stands out for its rhythmic efficiency and the intelligence of its catchy melodies. Their live performances are real communions with the public, that tie hearts in knots and send shivers down the spine.
Mademoiselle et son Orchestre
A six-piece Beijing based gypsy jazz band. The musicians perform their own tunes and also some old French master pieces for the love of “boum-tchick “, swing and “choubidou wah!”
A female-led guitar-driven band with an affinity for writing infectious hooks, The Twenties have continued to evolve and hone their sound pulling in influences from just about everywhere (2000s UK band The Rakes, 1990s Pavement) while forging their own bubbly path. And it’s this propelling momentum that helps the band stand on its own – while other bands would be content playing the same old stuff, The Twenties relish grappling a new song and nailing down that tempo change. Indie rock never sounded so alive.
Covering and composing stylistically unique world music since 2016, the members of 星星 Star Band sing, perform, and play together in and around Beijing. They are winning over the hearts of music lovers from all walks of life; their goal is to inspire hope, love, and celebration of diversity through music that’s also a blast to sing and dance to. They are currently recording new music and performing at a variety of venues. Find out more about us through our website:
Capoeira Mandinga Beijing
Capoeira Mandinga Beijing is a group dedicated to the practice of capoeira in all its variations. Under the guidance of Mestre Marcelo, we train capoeira, samba, maculele and other Afro-Brazilian martial arts and dances. They are invited by Fete de la Musique to take part in the outdoor party, come join their authentic dance.
Templo do Samba
Beijing’s one and only samba percussion ensemble Templo do Samba once again brings you a performance with exuberating energy ! This performance will be joined by Brazilian percussion master Dudu Fuentes with whole new sensations in experience of batucada.
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Tan Siok Siok is a filmmaker, entrepreneur and author of a new book of photos about the Beijing hutongs《人在北京》Siok is founder and CEO of Kinetic ONE, a social video platform in China with channels focused on youth culture, fashion and lifestyle as well as food and wine. Siok previously worked as an executive producer for Discovery Channel in Asia.
THE FOOD & DRINKS
When long-time friends and Beijing residents Will Yorke and Thomas Gaestadius began brewing together in a shack on Arrow Factory Hutong, they sought to bring something new and fresh to Beijing’s growing beer scene. Their passion and hard work has produced a range of traditional styles as well as several unique beers for the thirsty masses, all served up with hand made sausages, meat pies, and other world class pub-grub.
Baozza™ is pizza baozi. It’s hand crafted with fresh ingredients, steamed to delicious perfection, and served at a great value.Follow us on WeChat for updates on our location, delivery service, and special events!
We sell imported quality wines at the best possible prices in our CHEERS Stores throughout Beijing as well as in our franchise partner stores throughout China.
Crêpanini is a delicious, casual, and original creperie in the heart of Beijing. This concept of easy and healthy food to go was established by two passionate Bretons, Jean-Baptiste Audran and Nicolas Raoul. In June 2008, Crêpanini officially opened its shutters, serving both sweet and savory crepes, waffles, paninis, ice cream, and drinks. Today, thanks to our loyal customers and curious pedestrians, Crêpaniniis one of the most popular creperies in Beijing’s Sanlitun district.
Caravan is a hub for elegant soul food, drinks, and live music tucked in the old diplomatic area of Jianguomen. The venue is owned and managed by Badr Benjelloun, who happens to be the director of the 2017 edition for Fête de la musique as well as a long term participant in the city’s ever evolving music scene as a blogger, musician, festival organizer and more. Caravan is the official operational and financial logistics partner for Fete de la musique 2017.
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