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Fête de la Musique : Africa Mia

Monday 21 June 2021 16:00-17:30

Since 1982, every 21st of June, the crowds flow into the streets to enjoy free musical celebrations. La Fête de la Musique started in France and is now celebrated worldwide. This year, we unfortunately cannot welcome French musical bands to perform live in our spaces. Instead, we welcome you to experience music through the documentary Africa Mia.

Africa Mia dir. Richard Minier and Edouard Salier (2020) | 1h18min

Monday, 21 June 2021 at 4pm


In French with English subtitles

but booking in advance is mandatory!
Please note that wearing a face-covering is compulsory in the cinema

Genre: Documentary, Musical

Face coverings are compulsory to move around the building. A one-way system is in place throughout the building with an entrance via George IV Bridge only and exit via West Parliament Square. Hand sanitizers are also available in the building.
Find out more about what we are doing to keep you safe here.

Booking is mandatory as we operate with reduced seating capacity. Please book your seat online or contact us at 0131 285 6030 to reserve your seats (contact details will be asked for everyone coming to the screening).

Access Details
Institut français d’Ecosse, Salle Emilienne Moreau-Evrard (1st Floor)
West Parliament Square
Edinburgh EH1 1RF
The IFE and its Salle Emilienne Moreau-Evrard are fully accessible with step-free access.

It’s a story that begins in the middle of the Cold War, in 1964, when ten Malian musicians landed in Castro’s Havana to study music. By mixing the sounds they became the first Afro-Cuban group in history: the Maravillas of Mali.

Relive our 2020 concerts here!

- Héloïse Bernard & José Javier Ucendo (soprano & piano): Watch the concert on Youtube. This concert was brought to you by the French Institute in Scotland and Live Music Now Scotland.

- cosamentale (electro music): Watch the concert on Youtube
Institut Français Écosse 2022