Fussible (aka Pepe Mogt) as part of the Tijuana-based Nortec Collective Presents Bostich + Fussible, has not only heard about the Fête, he’s been to one. Responding via email, he commented, “I actually performed in Paris as part of Fête de la Musique back in 2004 with Hiperboreal from Nortec Collective. Our show was sponsored by the local Mexican embassy – it was a really great day. Lots of fun! We played in the street and also at Fabela Chic – a local nightclub.”
Although he feels “it’s a really cool concept,” he’s not sure why it hasn’t come to Mexico, his home country. “I have heard some rumors about a Fête de la Musique happening in Mexico City. At one point, they had even invited me to perform a solo show just as ‘Fussible’ But it didn’t end up happening for whatever reason. I hope they eventually do it and invite us to play!“
Other countries in Latin America, such as Colombia and Argentina, are already official celebrants. Nortec Collective will be performing at the Playhouse District stage in Pasadena.
Through a casual mention of the festival while working on a joint project with various local organizations in Old Pasadena, Maheas brought the festival to Pasadena this year. She admitted to being disappointed when she found out that New York had already held a large citywide celebration spanning five boroughs. Yet the Pasadena event will be the first in Southern California. Maheas commented that the amateur nature of Make Music is the real emphasis of the celebration and that’s why the first act on the Alliance Française stage at Kendall Alley will be Lycee International de Los Angeles (LILA) Elementary School.
For more information go to the official international Web site. As DuPavillon commented about the first Fête, "All that was missing from this mammoth concert was a name, a date and a Prince Charming to awaken Sleeping Beauty," and maybe all that your community needs to join the over 100 countries and over 300 cities is a Prince with a guitar and not necessarily the one who recently played in Coachella.
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