Fête de la Musique

Fête de la Musique is an annual music festival held on the summer solstice (June 21) in France and by French communities all over the world. Alliançe Français Trinidad throws such a concert every year, and this year I had the honor of being part of it.

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I had the opportunity to bless the stage (which is another way of saying that I was the opener) but I also literally blessed the stage. I opened with a new song that I’d created for meditative purposes called ‘Breathe In. Breathe Out’ which, honestly, felt a little bit like a gamble. I wrestle with a major insecurity: “is the audience ready and willing to hear something like this?”

Nevertheless, I was convicted that it needed to be heard and I pushed through. (I’m obedient to my instincts even though I often question them). I was told afterward that given that a majority of the audience had just gotten off work and had come straight to the concert, it was the perfect song to grace their ears. Mellowed them right out.

I’m learning, I’m learning, I’m learning.

I’m learning to balance my concern for the audience and the space (because that’s a real thing–no one wants to hear slow music at a dance party), with my desire to just do my thing and forget about what others will think.

~Feroza

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