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« Mars en Folie » is 10 years old! Vive la Francophonie in China!

Published Friday March 10 2017

« Mars en Folie » is 10 years old! Vive la Francophonie in China!


The biggest Francophone music festival in China is celebrating its 10th anniversary in March 2017. To mark this occasion, we will be presenting a tour by five musical groups who will perform in more than 30 concerts in 11 Chinese cities from March 11-31.


As is the case every year, the network of 17 Alliances Françaises in China, the Embassies of Belgium, Canada and Switzerland, the Bureaux du Québec in China and Wallonie-Bruxelles International in China, and joined this year by the Embassy of Luxembourg for the 2017 edition, will present amazing Francophone artists with a variety of musical styles reflecting the cultural diversity of the Francophonie.


The musical programming features:


−        The French group KKC Orchestra, which “creates a universe in which the universality of hip-hop meets the modernity of electro”;

−        The Belgian Duo Les R’tardataires known for their “off-beat, doublespeak-free hip-hop”;

−        Canadian folk singer Keith Kouna, a “rocker and songwriter, rebel and poet all rolled into one”;

−        Swiss rocker LiA with his “classic and dynamic” singing and writing style; and

−        Napoleon Gold with “his enthralling arrangements and catchy percussions”, from Luxembourg.


More than 30 unforgettable encounters in the colours of the Francophonie presented to our Chinese friends and partners. These five artists from the Francophonie electro hip-hop, hip-hop, folk, rock and electronic music scenes will gather for the first time for your ultimate listening pleasure during this anniversary edition: 10 years of music and 10 years of song to raise the profile of the Francophonie in the Middle Kingdom!


Come discover our talented and friendly artists on stage for the "Mars en folie"!





MARS EN FOLIE, a tour of 11 Chinese cities:

03.11 :WUHAN /武汉

03.12 :CHONGQING/重庆

03.16:       JINAN / 济南

03.18:       TIANJIN / 天津

03.19:    BEIJING / 北京

03.23:    XIAN / 西安

03.24:    CHENGDU / 成都

03.25:    SHANGHAI /上海

03.26:     HANGZHOU / 杭州

03.28:    GUANGZHOU / 广州

03.31:      HONG KONG / 香港


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