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The artwork of folk artist Simon Hardeveld reads "We Speak French" at   Fete Francaise Saturday afternoon.  (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

The artwork of folk artist Simon Hardeveld reads “We Speak French” at Fete Francaise Saturday afternoon, April 1, 2012. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

The 15th annual “Fête Française” at Ecole Bilingue de la Nouvelle-Orléans on April 5 will showcase Francophone heritage and cuisine and a music roster that includes a number of French-language performers and local favorites including the Soul Rebels, Sweet Crude, Helen Gillet and Madd Wikkid.

The artwork of Isabelle Jacopin (left) and Simon Hardeveld (right) at Fete Francaise Saturday afternoon.  (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

The artwork of Isabelle Jacopin (left) and Simon Hardeveld (right) at Fete Francaise Saturday afternoon April 1, 2012. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

For more information please refer to the following Fête Française press release:

Fête Française, an annual event organized by Ecole Bilingue de la Nouvelle-Orléans, carries the distinction of being the original French Festival in New Orleans. It is a unique opportunity to celebrate the French heritage of the city and showcase all things French: language, cuisine, art and music.

The 15th Annual Fête Française will be held on April 5, and admission is free. This years’ theme is, “A certain ‘je ne sais quoi’!”

This fun-filled event celebrates all things uniquely French and helps to keep the Francophone heritage alive and well in New Orleans and Louisiana through a variety of food, entertainment, children’s activities and cultural demonstrations.

Main Stage
Noon – 1pm T’Monde
1:10 – 1:15 Hip hop demonstration by Dance Quarter
1:20 – 2:20 Soul Rebels
2:40 – 3:40 Madd Wikkid | Brassft Punk
3:40 – 4:00 2nd Line with Camel Toe Lady Steppers
4:00 – 5:00 Sweet Crude
5:05 – 5:10 Hotsy Totsy by Dance Quarter
5:15 – 6:00 Harmonouche

Inside Stage
11:30am – 12:30pm Norbert Slama
12:45 – 1:45 Jon Roniger Trio
2:00 – 3:00 Helen Gillet
3:15 – 4:15 Norbert Slama
4:30 – 5:30 Jacques & Marie Letalon

Date and time: Saturday, April 5, 2014 from 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Location: 821 General Pershing Street (between Magazine and Constance streets)
Event includes the 800 block of General Pershing and the 4300 block of Constance

Founded in 1998, Ecole Bilingue de la Nouvelle-Orléans (www.ebnola.com) serves over 200 students from 18 months of age through 5th grade. Ecole Bilingue follows the French National Curriculum and is one of only two French immersion schools in New Orleans that is accredited by the French Ministry of Education. The school’s experienced teachers come from France, Canada, Africa, and the United States. Ecole Bilingue has a proud tradition of providing students with an education that is distinguished by its unique academic approach and supported by a robust and richly diverse student body.

Website: www.fetefrancaise.com

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