Sunday, June 21, 2009

Fete de la Musique

A few years back, in 1981 to be precise, the then minister of culture, Jack Lang, decreed that throughout France, on June 21st, its citizens should celebrated with music. In theory this has since spread to other countries, including the UK, but until I got here in France I'd never heard about it.

Anyway, last night was our village music festival. there was quite a lot organised. At 18.00, in the boules area, there was Hip Hop, 18.15 a French songs singalong, at 20.00 opera in the temple and at 21.00 (because you can never have too much of a good thing) it was back outside for another French singalong. This was all free, with all participants offering their time for free, and even a 'mouclade' offered for free.

Having said all that, it was blowing a gale outside so we decided not to go and stayed in to watched two episodes of 'The Wire'. (Bloody peasants! - Ed)

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