At the beginning of June, comes the first edition of the Fibres de Paris festival.
In this episode of Turning Points in France, Patricia Killeen chatted with Philou and Albert Swing, two founding members of Fibres de Paris, the first ever International Blues, Rock & Roll and Swing Festival in Paris: 2, 3 & 4 June 2023.
For three days, from 10 a.m. to 3 a.m., the 13th arrondissement will be immersed in the history of Jazz and Rock & Roll and the City of Light will become the capital of Swing. People will be transported to the best moments of the 20s/50s with thousands of participants from all over France and beyond!
The entire neighborhood, from the Port de la Gare to Place Jeanne d’Arc and Place d’Italie, Place Jean-Michel Basquiat, Avenue de France and Rue du Chevaleret will be part of the Swing Village.
Three fab soirées with the Josephine Baker swimming pool transformed into an aquatic cabaret. To end each day, a grand ball with live music. An open-air dance every afternoon and Happy Hour concerts in bars and cafés.
Dance classes will also be available during the festival: Lindy Hop, Shag, Balboa and Roots Jazz… To dazzle on the festival dance floors, come discover the basics or perfect your style.
Josephine Baker’s children, Marianne and Jean-Claude Bouillon-Baker, as Godmother and Godfather of the festival, link a glorious past with a scintillating present.
The ambiance in Swing Village during this first edition of Fibres de Paris, will be akin to post war Paris, when people unfurled dance dresses, shined their dancing shoes, kicked up their heels and danced!
For more information and to book tickets for one of the many concerts, dance classes, shows, boat cruise and the aquatic show etc. https://www.fibresdeparis.com/en/festival-fibres-de-paris-english/