Fête de la musique with Charles-Baptiste

Charles Baptiste fete de la musique

Date and time : Saturday 17 June 7.30pm
Venue : The Square, Publika
Level G2, Solaris Dutamas, 1 JalanDutamas50480 Kuala Lumpur
Tickets : Free
French food stalls
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Les deux performances de Charles-Baptiste à Kuala Lumpur seront une introduction parfaite à la musique française. Ce dernier entend faire renaître le dandysme à la française en célébrant la joie, la musique et la danse. Grand nostalgique de « Salut les copains », il redonne une deuxième vie aux anciens tubes de variété française en les mixant aux nouveaux. Il passe ainsi de France Gall et Gainsbourg à Stromae et Christine and the Queens.

Il se produira d’abord lors d’un Dj set after work 100% francophone au Mai Bar situé sur le toit de l’hôtel Aloft.

Sa deuxième performance sera le concert principal de la Fête de la musique. Apparu en France en 1982, cet événement a pour objectif de promouvoir la musique grâce à des concerts gratuits en plein air. Lors de ce deuxième spectacle, qui aura lieu sur la scène centrale de The Square à Publika, il se produira avec des musiciens malaisiens, professionnels et amateurs.

Des stands proposant du vin et des spécialités françaises régaleront votre palais!

Charles-Baptiste jouera également à Penang.


Charles-Baptiste’s two performances in Kuala Lumpur will be a perfect introduction to French music. The young man intends to resurrect the French dandy style by celebrating joy, music and dance. A nostalgic of the French sixties, he breathes new life into famous hits of the old French pop music by mixing them with new ones, thus moving from France Gall and Gainsbourg to Stromae and Christine and the Queens.

He will first perform a 100% francophone after work DJ set in the rooftop Mai Bar Aloft Hotel.

His second show will be the main concert of the Fête de la Musique, an annual event that originated in France in 1982 and aims at promoting music through free open-air concerts. For this second performance, he will appear alongside professional and amateur Malaysian musicians on the main stage of The Square, in Publika.

French Food and Beverage stalls will delight you!

Charles-Baptiste will also perform in Penang.


PROGRAMME Fête de la musique in Kuala Lumpur

7.35pm-7.55pm AFKL Guitars classical Malaysian Amateurs
7.50pm-8.00pm Shirley & Ivan irish Malaysian Amateurs
8.05pm-8.25pm Kit Merlin pop French Semi-Amateurs
8.30pm- 9.00pm Painting Blanks rock Malaysian Professional
9.05pm-9.10pm Lucky draw : Result of Club Med CONTEST!
9.15pm-9.45pm Julia Duclos electro Malaysian Professional
9.50pm-10.35pm CHARLES-BAPTISTE French pop French Professional

4 French Food and Beverage stalls will allow you to discover French specialties!
Chateau de Lafont wine, My Table d’hôte, Gourmandines et Café CHez Leoniel

1)      Classical Guitar tracks by students of Alliance Française de Kuala Lumpur

Kueh Ming Wei, Ng Zi Yan and Loy Shen Jian, three students of Alliance Française de Kuala Lumpur will perform classical guitars pieces by Paulo Bellinati, Roland Dyens and Johann Kaspar.

Irish/ Celtic Traditional music

Ivan and Sher ly discovered their passion for traditional Irish music independently, through bands such as the Corrs  in the 1990s before meeting several years ago at an Irish music session at a local pub. Ever since, the two have been participating in sessions and performances around KL, including the St Patricks ball in 2015 as well as the Christmas dinner at Alliance Française and Fête de la Musique in 2014. They are self-taught,  learning the tin whistle, fiddle, bodhran,  flute/concertina over the internet.


3)      Kit Merlin

Kit Merlin was formed in January 2016 in KL.  Funky tunes with a bit of late 70s/early 80s vibe and a contemporary twist.  Kit Merlin are currently rehearsing in KL for their debut album and upcoming performances.



 4)  Painting Blanks : Sony Music Artist


“…you guys remind me of Bunkface, only better.”
Iman, Universal Music

“…you’re called Painting Blanks but you guys definitely don’t shoot blanks!”
- Miss Fazura, Malaysian Actress and Singer

 Local band Painting Blanks is set to make waves with their debut single, Hurt. With its catchy, addictive chorus and dreamy fusion of pop-alt-rock-prog rock sounds, this invigorating chimera of a song is musically and lyrically familiar yet different.

Suffused with sadness that somehow doesn’t sound that way, vocalist Jessica says, “It’s almost like you didn’t know it was sad, because it doesn’t sound weak. There’s really a lot of frustration and heartbreak going on but there’s this strength underneath. That’s what I love about the song”.

The seven piece “not so ordinary pop-rock band from Kuala Lumpur” features Jess and Bryan on vocals, Wan on drums, Raswan on bass, Aniq and Aimeil on rhythm guitars and Anwar on lead guitar.

Formed in 2015 by Aimeil and a few of friends Painting Blanks started off as a bunch of guys who loved to play music having fun. After a couple of changes and band mates leaving due to other commitments, Aimeil eventually found members that he knew was right for the band.  With different music backgrounds, ideas for new music started kicking in and hey presto – the debut single was basically written in about 2 hours!


Instagram: Painting_blanks

 4)      Julia Duclos SONY MUSIC ARTIST

Born on the 20th of August 1995, Julia and her brother were raised by a diverse and eclectic set of parents. Her Father is of French & Chinese descend and her Mother is Persian. They both have instilled in her the collage of cultures that her family inherited which have molded her into the person she is today.

Growing up, she always felt different from the rest of the kids. She felt alienated as she had been raised very differently, coming from such a diverse family. But she never shied away from others and instead would enlighten them when they got curious about her.

Julia’s first influence in music came from her parents. Her father who plays the guitar and her mother who sings and plays the piano, both instilled her love for music. They educated her in the various types of music from different eras and cultures, and always encouraged her to pick up a skill in music. Her brother who learnt to play the guitar and has skillfully mastered it, became her second influence in music, from starting his own band to performing with her at acoustic shows for friends and family. It was at that point that she discovered her passion for music and songwriting.

Although she regards Etta James, Michael Jackson, Beyonce, Ana Caram etc. as her mentors, she always maintained her individuality as a performer. She would take away pointers on what sounded good and made it her own. She remains true to herself from the way she would sing to how she dressed or wore make up. As much as she love these icons and appreciate their talents she would never dream of giving up the true potential in being the best version of herself.

Instagram: juliaduclos

5)      Charles-Baptiste: Guest star from France

Charles-Baptiste performance in Kuala Lumpur is a perfect introduction to French music. The young man intends to resurrect the French dandy style by celebrating joy, music and dance. A nostalgic of the French sixties, he breathes new life into famous hits of the old French pop music by mixing them with new ones, thus moving from France Gall and Gainsbourg to Stromae and Christine and the Queens.

For his performance at Fête de la musique, he will sing his own songs like Aussi Cool que toi, sound track of the official Trailer of Le French Festival alongside with classical songs of Charles-Trenet and cover of Daft Punk.

He will performed Que reste-t-il de nos amours, by Charles-Trenet , with the Malaysian singer Najwa Halim.


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