Today, June 21st is World Music Day. World Music Day is a day that has been observed since 1982 and is a day dedicated to celebrating music. World Music Day, also known as Fête de la Musique, originated in France in 1982. Jack Lang – the French Minister of Culture at the time and Maurice Fleuret – the renowned French composer and music journalist, conceived the idea. Their vision was to create a new musical holiday, a day where amateur and professional musicians could freely perform music in public spaces, offering their music to the world and inspiring a sense of unity through the shared love of music.
Maurice Fleuret chose the summer solstice, June 21, to be the day when the musical holiday is celebrated and he called it “Fête De La Musique”, which in French means “festival of music.” “Fête De La Musique” is also a homophone of “Faites de la musique” (“make music”). The latter became the slogan of the festival, which is why World Music Day is also known as “Make Music Day”.
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From all of us at Stufinder, Happy World Music Day and go out and celebrate or create music. We have something big planned for next year.