Semaine de la Francophonie
Every year, the third week in March is an International Celebration of Francophonie, in countries around the world. Canada has a proud tradition of hosting events to celebrate French language and culture, and Melanie is a regular Francophonie performer.
Melanie's Francophonie events have included:
FRANCOPHONIE CONCERTS - These concerts feature a wide range of French music, depending on the event. They have ranged from concerts of modern and historic French Canadian music, French Opera recitals, and a mix of Canadian songs and the timeless music of Edith Piaf and Jacques Brel.
OPERA MOUSE - Melanie's award-winning children's show, performed at local schools, orphanages and even shopping malls, in both English and French.
OUTREACH - From adult masterclasses and singing lessons in Khartoum universities, to French musical workshops with primary school students across Asia, Melanie shares her love of the French culture through a variety of workshops.
Melanie has performed Francophonie concerts, outreach and workshops in over a dozen countries, including:
Morocco, Algeria, Sudan, Chad, South Africa, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Laos, Taiwan, Cambodia, Vietnam.