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World Music Day – Why It Is Celebrated ?

Debanjana Dutta

World Music Day is also known as Fete de la Musique is an annual music celebration observed on every 21st of June . Music Day is originated from France and it was held in Paris on the 21st of June in 1892. This day also happens when the longest day of the year occurs , the summer solstice . The idea to celebrate World Music Day was proposed in 1981 by French Cultural Minister Jack Lang , Since then every year this day has been celebrated worldwide . Later on , this event had become so popular that it spread throughout the world and was adopted by more than 120 countries , including India , China , Germany , Italy , Greece , Russia , Brazil and many more . In 1982 Jack lang the Minister Cultural of France came up with a concept for a new kind of cultural Holiday . They imagined an entire day of live music : street corners , parks , rooftops , and gardens , shop facades , and mountain tops .

World Music Day is celebrated to promote music in two ways – Firstly to inspire amateur and professional musicians to play on the streets and the second to organize many free concerts and to make all genres of music publicly available . Music gives an opportunity to communicate and share special bonds . The best thing to celebrate world music day is no matter what kind of music you enjoy , you can participate free of charge , and you can involve the whole family as it is absolutely free .

On this day it will be perfect opportunity to play a brand new instrument or to listen to a type of music you normally wouldn’t have on your playlist . The Fete de la Musique has been an event that mobilizes musicians from around the world for enjoyment of the audiences of over 120 countries , starting with the European countries . World Music Day has grown over the years to celebrate emerging cultural styles and music from all over the world . Last year on World Music Day over 1000 cities around the world through citywide music celebrated .

The activities of Music Day takes place primarily in open arenas , stations and halls . The idea is to spread the cheer through music .On this day people of the city or country are allowed to play music outside their barrios or in the public places and parks , free concerts are organized where musicians can play music and enjoy it .

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