As a flagship event of the 2016 Francophonie Festival, Mars en Folie (March Madness) is a celebration of French music presented by four Francophone countries and regions, including the Alliances Françaises network, the embassies of Canada, Switzerland and Belgium / Wallonia-Brussels Delegation, and the Québec offices in China.
Four talented music groups will be performing on stage and showcase the charms of French chanson to the audience, opening a new chapter of French music in China.
The 2016 Mars en Folie will be a spectacular event, presenting more than 30 concerts in 14 cities from March 10th to the 25th. From indie pop, pop, punk, jazz to rap, a diverse array of music will provide a sensational and thrilling experience. At Mars en Folie you will encounter a brand new stage, frenetic rhythms, and a dazzling array of sounds and lyrics. There is indie pop music, romantic and philosophical music, from Nicolas Michaux (Belgium / Wallonia-Brussels); ballroom punk chanson from Fabian Tharin (Switzerland) that rebels against traditions with unique melodies and lyrics; Babel (France) who moves between jazz and rap with a genius touch of sounds and words; as well as Félix Dyotte (Canada/Québec), who infuses endless elegance and grace into pop music. All will bring a burst of energy to the music scene of March. We sincerely welcome you to the more than 30 French music concerts presented by Alliances Françaises network, the embassies of Canada, Switzerland and Belgium / Wallonia-Brussels Delegation, and Québec offices in China. Four groups representing pop, punk, jazz and rap will be performing on stage and bring you an exceptional experience of French culture.