- Title: FRANCE: 'fETE DE LA MUSIQUE' IN PARIS
- Date: 21st June 2005
- Summary: (EU) PARIS, FRANCE (JUNE 21, 2005) (REUTERS) 1. SLV POLICE BAND PLAYING GLENN MILLER'S MUSIC OUTSIDE NOTRE DAME CATHEDRAL 0.07 2. SV PUBLIC LISTENING 0.11 3. VARIOUS OF POLICE BAND PLAYING (4 SHOTS) 0.26 4. PEOPLE LISTENING 0.29 5. VARIOUS OF POLICE BAND PLAYING (10 SHOTS) 1.14 6. MCU (French) FRANCOIS GARRY, DIRECTOR OF THE POLICE BAND, SAYING: "The 'Fete de la Musique' is traditionally for amateurs, but the professional bands like ours have joined in. Some years ago, in every street, you had just amateurs but this is a party for all musicians, so it's our party as well." 1.44 7. VARIOUS AFRICAN DANCERS PERFORMING OUTSIDE BASTILLE OPERA HOUSE (3 SHOTS) 2.48 8. MCU (Italian) ITALIAN TOURIST, ANTONELLA SAYING: "The music and the expression are wonderful. It's wonderful: music and art are at the heart of everything." 2.56 9. BRAZILIAN MUSICIANS PLAYING 3.08 10. SV MAN WITH BABY WEARING BRAZILIAN SOCCER TEAM T-SHIRT 3.12 11. PEOPLE DANCING AS BRAZILIAN MUSICIANS PLAY AND SING (2 SHOTS) 3.32 12. MCU (Portuguese) BRAZILIAN MUSICIAN, MARCO SAYING: "This party in Paris is unforgettable for me. It is my first time here, to be able to see something like this." 3.39 13. PAN PEOPLE WATCHING BRAZILIANS PLAYING MUSIC 3.48 Initials Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved
- Embargoed: 6th July 2005 13:00
- Location: PARIS, FRANCE
- Country: France
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- Story Text: For yet another year, on the first day of summer,
the 'Fete de la Musique' has filled the streets of Paris
with amateur musicians and music lovers.
As summer arrived, France celebrated its 24th 'Fete
de la Musique', a popular yearly event meant to encourage
anyone with a love for music to either sing or play, or
simply enjoy others doing it virtually everywhere across
This year's celebration of the summer solstice was
dedicated to amateur musicians, of which France has an
estimated five million.
In Paris, the party kicked off with a concert by the
Paris police band, who played Glenn Miller's pieces to a
crowd of passerby.
Around a thousand other performances are expected to
take place in the Paris region and 10,000 elsewhere in
France during the afternoon and well into the night,
ranging from choirs and rock bands to brazilian batucadas.
A large concert will be held at Versailles and
broadcast on television for those who prefer to enjoy the
music from the comfort of their couches.
France is estimated to spend more than 600 millions a
year to music, which represents about half of the global
amount devoted to plastic arts.
More than 100 other cities around the world were also
scheduled to hold similar events on the first day of summer.
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