Fête de la Musique (World Music Day) 2011 was held on the 30th of June, 2011, in Muniufaa premises. This is the third such event, held annually, by Alliance français, in Malé, Maldives.
The core-values of Fête de la Musique is said to be, to cerebrate music on the streets by both amateur and professionals alike.
However, these values have yet to take hold here in the Maldives, due to space constraints and lack of related cultural significances. Nevertheless, it is now becoming an upcoming platform especially for young and upcoming bands to display there talents.
The bands that took to the stage this year include:
- Harsh Illusions
- Esa (Sea Child)
- Dawn of Anarchy
- Cult of Darkness
- Sacred Legacy
It was a small scale basic setup using JBL MR series and a standard back line for a basic band.
I would actually suggest a counter-proposition. I think that it would be more educative and appropriate for such small scale gigs to remove sound reinforcement altogether! This will inadvertently remove many variables and “myths” in the process and give the bands a good chance to explore their sound, just by themselves – the starting point for any sound reinforcement.
I believe that this is a very crucial step in the learning curve of upcoming bands – something they should really explore.