Fete de la Musique or World Music Day is also known as Make Music Day is celebrated on 21 June every year. It was first started in the year 1982 in France during the Summer Solstice, by the then French Minister of Culture, Jack Lange. A well-known music composer Maurice Fleuret was also instrumental in starting this day that celebrates music. Music Day later became popular all over the world and today it is celebrated as an international event.
Music Day in Paris
This unique day celebrates music by allowing anyone to play their favorite instrument or sing in public places such as parks for people to enjoy. It encourages young musicians and amateurs to perform their music and share it with people. Music day allows music to be accessible and encourages the growth of budding musicians as well. On this day free concerts are common as the goal is to make music accessible to all.
Credits: French Moments
As it was first celebrated in Paris, on this day the streets of the French capital are filled with all kinds of music. Every nook and alley is awash with melodies and songs making the city a tourist hot spot at this time of the year. Other cities in France also celebrate this day with great fervor. It is celebrated through fests, parades, fairs, feasts as well as dance parties. It is also celebrated in countries like India, Italy, Greece, Russia, Australia, Peru, Brazil, Mexico, Canada, the United States, and the UK.
On World Music Day indigomusic.com goes Local for Vocal’. We have always supported the local talent when it comes to music. On 21st June 2021 throughout the day RJs at Indigomusic.com got in touch with some of the best homegrown artists like Skrat, Blaaze, Gubbi, F16s, Taikodam Bridge, Midnight Poppies, Rapper Big Deal, and the likes and celebrated their music on air.