Music is a concept of how we want to be. It is limitless, has no barrier in language, class and colour. It brings people together and ignites joy in groups of people.
It only makes sense for one to take a day out of a year to celebrate a phenomenon the human race hasn’t fully scared (yet)- which brings the relevance to Fete De La Musique. Every year in June the world takes a day to set a platform where amateur and professional musicians promote music culture.
To date, Fete de la Musique is celebrated in over 120 countries all over the world, and Africa isn’t falling by the wayside. In Botswana, Alliance Française has been organizing the event for the past 12 years and attracts over thousands of music lovers all over the country.
This year, Botswana local artists such as Zeus, DJ Cupid and Tshepi will be headlining the event, infusing French styles into their music. DJ Cupid, one of the few female hip hop and RnB dj’s in the country will mix French electro music into her hip hop style.
Speaking at the press conference today, Zeus stated that music is something he’d refer to as microphone diplomacy, as music plays a pivotal part in international relations. Bringing people together through its celebrating the art and sound of music is his passion which brought him to taking part of the event. Mentioning that he is working with young upcoming artists as well, such as underground rapper Owie, Zeus noted that he is quite excited to be a part of the event.
This year’s Fete De la Musique – Botswana will be in Molapo Piazza, June 27th in its capital city, Gaborone.