Yangon’s Institut Français de Birmanie (IFB) is closing out its two-month celebration of French culture this weekend with a day-long, citywide music festival that will include 19 separate events.
Fête de la Musique, or Music Day, is an annual event celebrated all over the world by showcasing amateur and professional musicians and encouraging the enjoyment and creation of music.
Yangon’s program will open on Saturday, June 24, at a few experimental music performances at downtown’s Myanm/art Gallery 11am and close with an 80s and 90s dance party at 10pm at the Penthouse with DJ Masterbaytar.
In the hours between those two events, Yangon will be full of pop, rock, jazz, electronic, hip hop and beatboxing performances, as well as photo exhibitions, drink deals, and dance parties.
The full schedule of events, many of which overlap, is available in English and Burmese on the Fête de la Musique Facebook page, but if you want to plan your day of musical enjoyment more strategically, IFB has released a helpful map of all the day’s events.
The events are marked on the map with symbols that designate them either as live music events or DJ sets, and they’re listed chronologically in the sidebar, so you can make sure you catch the events you think you’ll love the most without wasting time backtracking all over town.
Check out the map below: