Make Music Day returns on Tuesday June 21, 2022. That day, amateur musicians, and professoinals, pay tribute to live music and take over the streets to perform free concerts (rock, hip-hop, jazz, classic, electro...). Although music will be played at every corner, Make Music Day also comes to cultural places packed with history, such as museums.
For the record, Make Music Day was created in 1982 by the Ministry of Culture. That year, the Ministry of Culture's study and research unit carries out a huge investigation on French's cultural practices. They discover five million people, namely one in two, play a music instrument. From this moment on, Jack Lang, Christian Dupavillon, architect-scenographer, member of his Office, and Maurice Fleuret create a huge popular manifestation aiming all musicians to express themselves and play. The very first Make Music Day is launched on June 21, 1982, the day marking the summer solstice.
And this is a huge success since plenty of musicians perform everywhere: streets, parks, bandstands, playgrounds, gardens, railway stations, squares...
It is in 1985 that Make Music Day expands for the European Music Year. In 2017, over 120 countries across the world participated in Make Music Day - also known as World Music Day!
Since then, Make Music Day grew up and turns 40 in 2022. This next June 21, for the 2022 edition of Make Music Day, if you are looking for a museum to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Make Music Day, here are ideas you do not want to miss:
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