On Saturday June 21st the Alliance Française will host Buffalo’s first-ever, “Fete de la Musique.” This musical celebration takes place in tandem with celebrations world-wide. Buffalo’s own “Buffalo Belles Jazz Quartet” will perform at the Pausa Art House in historic Allentown at 19 Wadsworth Street from 8 p.m. until 10:30 p.m.
Fete de la Musique, the brain-child of Maurice Fleuret, began in Paris in 1982. 32 years later the music rings out around the world on June 21st in more than 460 cities and 110 countries including all continents except Antarctica. Fete de la Musique is a democratization of all genres that brings out both amateur and professional musicians to the city streets where all can enjoy it.
For Buffalo’s first Fete de la Musique will start small, but plans are already underway for an extravaganza at the newly revitalized Canalside on the waterfront. This year’s performance will feature “Buffalo Belles Jazz Quartet” features Maggie Roston, who has won acclaim internationally playing with reggae, jazz and Creole groups.