Entries by miamia

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25 years Fête de la Musique | 2020 is the 25th FETE Anniversary!

1995. Green Day and The Offspring have just brought punk kicking and screaming into the mainstream. In England, Oasis are going through the roof with ‘Morning Glory’ and Britpop is born. Hip hop is in its ‘golden era’ in the USA and hits Germany properly for the first time with the breakout success of German-language […]

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We’d love to interview you for the FETE Berlin!

You’re young, you’re old, you play an instrument or you sing: alone, in a band, in a choir? Or you have a club, a bar, a bookshop – or a butchers? Only one thing really matters: that you’re doing something for the Fête de la Musique. Big gigs, small gigs, we don’t mind – we […]

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Europe-wide Singalong for the Fête de la Musique: But what should we sing?

On 20 June last year, people in Berlin’s Lustgarten were part of a Europe-wide Singalong flash mob. In Germany alone, spontaneous mass vocalising took place across a number of cities. Together we sang three well-known numbers, hymns to cohesion and our communal dream of sunshiny social utopia: Beethovens’ and Schiller’s “Ode to Joy”, John Lennon’s […]