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For the Love of Music!

For the Love of Music!

Fête de la Musique', also known as World Music Day, is an annual music festival that takes place all over the world on June 21. In light of this worldwide appreciation for music, Alliance Française de Dhaka will be celebrating the occasion of Fête de la Musique’ 2016 with a two day programme on June 21 – 22 at its La Galerie.

The first day’s programme will feature several individual and group performances presented in Bangla, English and French by the students and teachers fromthe French language programme andfrom the cultural workshops, which include talented violinists, guitarists, pianists, and other members, along with participants from outside. On the second day, talented youth bands and groups will perform alongside Rahin Haider, on the saxophone, as well as the local renowned band ‘Monoshoroni’.

The Fête de la Musique began in France in 1982. The idea was conceived by French Minister of Culture, Jack Lang, in 1981. Since then June 21 has been celebrated every year in more than a hundred countries in Europe and all over the world as World Music Day. The concept of “Fête de la Musique” is an open air event with non-stop musical performances in order to make all sorts of music accessible to the public. It gives an opportunity to communicate and share a special bond or message through the music. This World Music Day allows the expression of all styles of music in a cheerful atmosphere. The musicians are asked to perform for free, and all the concerts are free for the public. It’s the reason why they enjoy playing in open areas such as streets and parks or public places like museums, train stations, and so on.

Furthermore, the Fête de la Musique is a way to encourage major music institutions (orchestra, operas, choirs, etc.) to perform outside of their usual locations. These kinds of institutions can also help other genres of music, such as gospel, etc.

The event is open for all.

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