ianos Posted June 21, 2016 Report Share Posted June 21, 2016 The Fête de la Musique, also known as World Music Day, is an annual music celebration taking place on 21 June (solstice day). The concept of an all-day musical celebration originated in Paris, France and the festival is now celebrated in over 120 countries around the world. A 1982 study on the cultural habits of the French, found out that five million people, one child out of two, played a musical instrument, the ministry of culture began to dream of a way to bring people out on the streets. It first took place in 1982 in Paris as the Fête de la Musique. Ever since, the festival has become an international phenomenon, celebrated on the same day in more than 700 cities in 120 countries, including India, Germany, Italy, Greece, Russia, Australia, Peru, Brazil, Ecuador, Mexico, Canada, the United States, and Japan on solstice day (June 21st) Fête de la Musique's purpose is to promote music in two ways: Amateur and professional musicians are encouraged to perform everywhere under the slogan "Faites de la musique" ("make music", a homophone of Fête de la Musique). Many free concerts are organized, making all genres of music accessible to the public. Two of the caveats to being sanctioned by the official Fête de la Musique organization in Paris are that all concerts must be free to the public, and all performers donate their time for free. ADMISSION MUST BE FREE ON WORLD MUSIC DAY. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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