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World Music Day

The Fête de la Musique, also known as World Music Day, is a music festival taking place on June 21. World Music Day is a day on which the world celebrates the magical gift of music.

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World Music Day

The idea of the World Music Day was conceptualized first in France in 1976.

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World Music Day

American musician Joel Cohen proposed an all-night music celebration to mark the beginning of the summer solstice.

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World Music Day

The first Fete de la Musique took place in Paris in 1982 as French music and dance director Maurice Fleuret pursued Cohen's ideas.

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World Music Day

Since 1982, it has become a worldwide phenomenon with over 32 countries worldwide having their own celebrations in their own way, regardless of the season.

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World Music Day

World Music Day features amateur and professional musicians performing on the streets, in squares, in public places. The slogan Faites de la musique (Make music), a homophone of Fete de la Musique, is used to promote this goal.

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World Music Day

Larger bands typically throw a free gig and invite cross-genre musicians to share the stage with them.

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World Music Day

The official Fête de la Musique organisation in Paris give sanction to events on two basic conditions - one that all concerts must be free to the public and two, all performers donate their time for free.

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World Music Day

Despite there being a large tolerance about the performance of music by the general public of amateurs in public areas after usual hours, the noise restrictions still apply, and can cause some establishments to be forbidden to open and broadcast music out of their doors without prior authorization. So the prefectures of police in France can still forbid them to install any audio hardware in the street.

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World Music Day

In India, concerts are held across Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Kolkata and Shillong amongst many other cities and towns.

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