One of the many multicultural festivals happening in Vancouver this June is the annual Festival d’été, a Francophone music festival organized by Le Centre Culturel Francophone de Vancouver.
Packed with events that showcase the rich diversity in Francophone music, this year’s Festival d’été includes concerts from Quebec’s legendary rap trio Les Loco Locass and world-music from Blue Morocco, as well as a huge Saint Jean-Baptiste celebration on June 24 at Stanley Park’s outdoor Malkin Bowl with Piknic Électronik and their “electro stage.”
Most concerts during Festival d’été aren’t free, but the tickets are inexpensive, ranging from $15 – $30. There are two free events during the festival: two performances by Ensemble Maria Gianelli, a Latin-American trio that bring zest to tango, waltz and chamber music. (Details here.)