The annual music festival “Fête de la Musique”, also known as the worldwide celebration of music, is taking place on June 21st in cities around the world. Jake Lang, the French Minister of Culture created this festival. The first official 1st “Fête de la Musique” occurred in Paris in June 1982. Since then it is celebrated in more than 460 cities in 110 countries on the same day.
Its purpose is to promote music in two ways:
- Amateur and professional musicians are encouraged to perform in the streets. The slogan Faites de la musique (Make music), a homophone of Fête de la Musique, is used to promote this goal.
- Many free concerts are organized, making all genres of music accessible to the public.
The “Fête de la Musique” started in Cologne last year and I got the chance to perform my music on one of the acoustic stages this year (Akkustik Spielort 3, 21.6.2014, 17:30 – 18:00 – I don’t know where I’ll exactly find it . I was told it, it’s here: Silo 23, Aggrippinawerft).
It’s exciting to be a part of such a global annual event. So – let’s see what I will experience there. I’ll let you know in this blog.
Here you’ll find the link: