World Music Day – History, Significance & Purpose

Every year, the world celebrates World Music Day on 21 June 2021, but this year the celebrations are limited to homes as the world is battling with the deadly COVID-19 mutant. 

World: Every year, the world celebrates World Music Day on 21 June 2021, but this year the celebrations are limited to homes as the world is battling with the deadly COVID-19 mutant. 

In French, World Music Day is known as ‘Fete de la Musique’. People across the world celebrate the day by singing songs and playing Music. 

World Music Day is celebrated in more than 120 nations, including France, India, China, United States, Australia, Italy, and others. 

History of World Music Day –

World Music Day was first celebrated in Paris, France, in 1982. 

In the year 1981 (October), French Composer – Maurice Fleuret became the Director of Music and Dance at the French Ministry of Culture at the request of Jack Lang and started the tradition of this day in 1982. 

Since then, the festival emerged as an international event, celebrated on the same day in more than around 700 cities in 120 countries, including – China, India, Germany, Italy, Greece, Russia, Australia, Peru, Brazil, Ecuador, Mexico, Canada, the United States, the UK, and Japan and many others. 

Purpose of World Music Day –

The day aims to promote Music in two ways that are – 

  • Professional musicians are encouraged to perform in the streets under the slogan Faites de la musique“, which means making Music. 
  • Many free concerts are organized, making all styles of music available to the public.

On Fete de la Musique (Festival of Music), the musicians arrange concerts that are open to everyone without any cost. In addition, musicians donate their time to make the day remarkable.

Different nations celebrate Music Day in their own way. However, Music has always been rooted in history. Theres’, not even a single person who did not listen to Music in a day. It is the source of entertainment, and in youngsters, Music is more likely becoming a profession.