Fusionarium Pulsations - Make Music Day

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A series of music releases each month leading to Make Music Day 21 June source of amazement representing UK in an international broadcast from Show Some Love Belfast as part of the Paris Cultural Olympiad 2024. #Pulsations



In a partnership between the Paris 2024 Cultural Olympiad, the Arab World Institute, and the Make Music Alliance, musicians around the world will unite their music, and their hearts, through a rhythmic relay on June 21 for Make Music Day (also known as the Fête de la Musique).

Darren (Beyond Skin), Rebecca (Show Some Love), Luigi (Fusionarium)

On June 21st, the world will revel and dance at a very special event: Make Music Day! A day dedicated to celebrating musical creation.
Since its inception in France in 1982, this cultural phenomenon has transcended borders to become an international event. Originally conceived by Jack Lang, who served as the French Minister of Culture at the time and is now the President of the Arab World Institute, Make Music Day aims to impart a universal dimension to this special day centered around music, widely regarded as the most unifying art form globally.

Working together, the Cultural Olympiad of Paris 2024, the Make Music Alliance, the Arab World Institute and Paris 2024 are collaborating to organize “Pulsations,” a rhythmic relay across 24 different countries worldwide. This relay, brimming with surprises, will be inaugurated by renowned trumpeter Ibrahim Maalouf, who will set the rhythm with his melodic heartbeat. This shared rhythm will resonate across various bands and artists in the 24 participating countries, broadcast live on the Make Music Day platform. In Paris, the live stream will grace large screens above the stage of the Arab World Institute, complementing Ibrahim Maalouf live concert in the early evening, culminating in the rhythmic relay.

Belfast City of Music will be representing the UK with an event managed by Beyond Skin. Fusionarium, a music project with sonic welder Luigi
at the helm will pick up the music beat torch broadcasted 5.00pm from the Show Some Love green house. 

Joining the Fusionarium broadcast will be Behnam Ghazanfari Pour, Binu Manuel and Zambia music star Smack Jay visiting Belfast supported by Zambia Ministry of Tourism and Culture. An Audience will be invited to Show Some Love for a longer music performance.

"Fusionarium works like a marvellous automata machine, blending electronic, folk & every music style in between." Luigi

Beyond Skin’s principal funder is the Arts Council of Northern Ireland, Gilly Campbell, Director of Arts Development at the Arts Council said, “The Arts Council is delighted to support Beyond Skin, thanks to The National Lottery. We are hugely proud to see Beyond Skin represent Belfast and the UK as part of Make Music Day and the Paris 2024 Cultural Olympiad. Music has the power to bring people and communities closer together and, in this case, the world! This promises to be a wonderful and thrilling event and I would encourage everyone to tune in to the live broadcast on the 21st June.”

"This international performance is poised to be a flagship event of the Paris 2024 Cultural Olympiad, the official cultural program of the Olympic and Paralympic Games. The Pulsations project mirrors our collective values, promoting camaraderie, peace, and mutual respect worldwide. As President of the Arab World Institute and Director of Culture at Paris 2024, we extend a cordial invitation for you to partake in this grand, inclusive celebration. It would be our privilege to have your presence alongside us for this momentous occasion, in the year that the Olympic and Paralympic Games grace Paris for the first time in a century." Warm regards, Jack Lang (President of the Arab World Institute). Dominique Hervieu (Director of Paris 2024 Cultural Olympiad)