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World Music Day

June 21

World Music Day

World Music Day was first celebrated in France in 1982. The first event was known an as the Fête de la Musique. It was a collaboration between Maurice Fleuret, a composer, and a former politician, Jack Lange.

The event spread around the world, and now free concerts are held worldwide to allow as many people as possible to experience live music. during the COVID 19 pandemic, virtual events have been held.

The date chosen for World Music Day is the summer solstice, the longest day of the year.

Humans have always made music. Archaeologists have found flutes made from bones that are over 40,000 years old!

Meet the Sydney Youth Orchestra with George in the video below:

Teaching Ideas and Resources

  • Make a class playlist, where everyone recommends a song or piece of music to add.
  • Write a song or a piece of music to celebrate World Music Day.
  • Listen to a piece of classical music and draw whatever it makes you think of.
  • Create a poster to publicise World Music Day.


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