Treptow-Köpenick chosen as district in focus for the Fête de la Musique 2019

Since 1995 the Fête de la Musique has been taking place each year in Berlin, on the 21st of June, the day that marks the beginning of summer. As of 2018, we choose a particular district each year as our ‘focus district’. Although the Fête has been going in Berlin for a while now, a…

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Deadline to register as a stage is approaching fast – make sure you’re with us on the day!

Winter hasn’t quite let go of us yet; spring is waiting in the shadows; and still we know that before we can say, whoops that was quick! the summer will be in full swing and the longest day of the year – officially start of the summer, and of course the day when each year…

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How the Fete de la Musqiue came about – and where it’s going from here

The Fete de la Musique came about as an idea in – you guessed it – France, in 1981. The story goes that Paris’s culture minister found out that every second young person played an instrument and he was struck by an idea – there should be at least one day each year when everyone…

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Why don’t we do it in the street / a guest post by Noel Maurice, busking expert and expat

What better chance, they said, what better chance to put across that strange, small niche of knowledge that you managed to accrue while meaning to do something else entirely? Yes, it’s true that for most of my twenties and even a bit of my thirties I knew of course that I was about to be…

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What’s your Story? A chatt with a French point of view: Meet Chloé!

Since we want to know YOUR personal stories about Fête de la Musique, we search the city, we chat people up, we ask our outlandish friends and we get a pretty colourful picture. So it just happened that we chatted with Chloé who originally comes from France but has seen the Fête de la Musique…

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Your view on the Fête de la Musique, Eva and Miquel from Spain: Do you know what it’s about?

We met Eva und Miguel who are both from Spain, 21 years old and living in Berlin! We asked them about the Fête de la Musique because we’re interested in YOUR STORY and VIEW ON THINGS. Have you ever heard of the Fête de la Musique? Miguel: „No, but it sounds fun.“   What kind…

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