Hula hoop dance at the Fête de la Musique 2011 (video)
Hula hoop dance at the Fête de la Musique 2011 in Gastown, Downtown Vancouver.
Fete de la Musique is a worldwide, admission-free, grassroots event celebrating music, and features both amateur and professional artists of diverse musical backgrounds.
An annual event, Fete de la Musique is an international one-day celebration of music in all its diversity. Started in France 30 years ago by France’s Culture Ministry, the idea spread rapidly to other countries in the following years, growing to more than 100 globally. Current participants include: Germany, Australia, Britain, USA, Canada, China, India, Lebanon, Malaysia, Morocco, Philippines, Colombia, and many others. Every year across these countries the event is organized in 460 cities. In Canada, Vancouver now joins Toronto, Moncton, Ottawa, Mont-Tremblant, Quebec and Montréal, in celebrating the first day of summer with music. Participating US cities include New York, Boston, Chicago and Sacramento.