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Celebrating World Music Day, Here is The History You Should Know

World music day is celebrated every June 21. This annual commemoration aims to encourage people to interact more with various types of songs, music and instruments.

World Music Day is celebrated every June 21 to present the universal appeal of music. The commemoration of World Music Day is an invitation to get to know more about music, starting from melodies, how to sing, how to play musical instruments, and rhythm.

In various countries, World Music Day has different names, such as ‘La Fête de la Musique’ in France, ‘Make Music Day’ in England, ‘Festa della Musica’ in Italy or ‘Swieto Muzyki’ in Poland.

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The history of World Music Day originally started in France. Maurice Fleuret became Director of Music and Dance at the Ministry of Culture in October 1981. He espoused his view of musical practice “music everywhere and concerts nowhere”. In a 1982 study of French culture, Fleuret found that every one in two people plays an instrument. Inspired by that, he started thinking about ways to bring people together with music. That was the first Music Day or ‘Fête de la Musique,’ taking place in Paris in 1982.

Fête de la Musique promotes music by organizing free music concerts covering all genres of music. The official Fête de la Musique organization in Paris recommends that concerts be made free to the public and artists play for free. Thus, the public can get to know a variety of new music.

In recent years, the festival has gained international popularity, eventually being celebrated by more than 120 countries around the world. In the end, this also developed into World Music Day

Source: Detik, National Today

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