The Fête de la Musique, also known in English as ‘World Music Day’, is an annual celebration that takes place on June 21st. On this day, people are urged to play music outside, in public spaces to celebrate it and rejoice in the sensory pleasures it leaves behind.
The first all-day musical celebration on the day of the summer solstice was originated by Jack Lang, Minister of Culture of France, as well as by Maurice Fleuret; it was celebrated in Paris in 1982. From then on, ‘World Music Day’ has become an International phenomenon, celebrated uniquely across numerous countries.
And we are taking the festivities forward in our own special way. Right now, we’re looking at hit tunes from across the world, that have made their mark on countless generations. Despite language barriers, these songs have united people, who all share a love for these distinctive, groovy sounds. So, let’s dive right in, shall we?
So, go ahead and listen to these lovely tracks. In fact, play them on repeat, because these are truly the kind of tunes that will linger with us forever.