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Fete De La Musique: Report From The Ground

Update: Saturday night's celebration in Jing'an started strong, with hundreds attending, but ended early as police responded to several noise complaints. At the climax, one enraged neighbor Ayi, flank...
2015-06-20 20:44:46
Update: Saturday night's celebration in Jing'an started strong, with hundreds attending, but ended early as police responded to several noise complaints. At the climax, one enraged neighbor Ayi, flanked by several uncles, climbed on stage and started to bang on the drums. The band played "Get Up, Stand Up…" in response; their last song. The volume got turned down to background music level and the crowd dwindled, though the vibe was still pleasant.

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Just stopped by two of the free Fete de la Musique / World Day of Music parties in Luwan. People were getting down to some light folk and latin jams at Sinan Mansions, and there's Belgian draft beer like Delirium going for 30rmb a glass. The scene is relaxed -- good vibes. Probably about 300 people, diverse in age and more local than French. This is also happening on Sunday from 4–9.30pm, rain or shine, according to the staff. Could be a good look.

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