Alliance Française de Dhaka

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Fête de la Musique: Célébration Musicale; 25 June

Jun 25, 2024 – Jun 25, 2024

Alliance Française de Dhaka, Dhanmondi

Fête de la Musique: Célébration Musicale; 25 June


The Fête de la Musique, or World Music Day, is an annual music celebration that takes place on 21 June. On Music Day, citizens and residents are urged to play music outside in their neighborhoods or in public spaces and parks. Free concerts are also organized, where musicians play for fun and not for payment.


The first all-day musical celebration on the day of the summer solstice was originated by Jack Lang, then Minister of Culture of France, as well as by Maurice Fleuret; it was celebrated in Paris in 1982. Music Day later became celebrated in 120 countries around the world.




In October 1981, Maurice Fleuret became Director of Music and Dance at the French Ministry of Culture at Jack Lang’s request. He applied his reflections to the musical practice and its evolution: “the music everywhere and the concert nowhere”. When he discovered, in a 1982 study on the cultural habits of the French, that five million people, one young person out of two, played a musical instrument, he began to dream of a way to bring people out on the streets. It first took place in 1982 in Paris as the Fête de la Musique.


Ever since, the festival has become an international phenomenon, celebrated on the same day in more than 700 cities in 120 countries, including India, Germany, Italy, Greece, Russia, Australia, Peru, Brazil, Ecuador, Mexico, Canada, the United States, the UK, and Japan.


In the Anglosphere, the day has become known as Music Day, Make Music Day and World Music Day.




Fête de la Musique’s purpose is to promote music. Amateur and professional musicians are encouraged to perform in the streets, under the slogan “Faites de la musique” (“Make music”), a homophone of Fête de la musique. Thousands of free concerts are staged throughout the day, making all genres of music accessible to the public.


In France, all concerts must be free to the public, and all performers donate their time free of charge. This is true of most participating cities as well.



La Fête de la Musique, également connue sous le nom de Make Music Day, est une célébration annuelle de la musique qui a lieu le 21 juin dans de nombreux pays à travers le monde. Cet événement a été créé en 1982 par le ministère français de la Culture, Jack Lang, avec pour objectif de promouvoir la musique sous toutes ses formes et de permettre à chacun de célébrer la musique, qu’il soit amateur ou professionnel.


La Fête de la Musique a pour but de démocratiser la musique en la rendant accessible à tous, en offrant la possibilité à des musiciens de se produire dans les rues, les parcs, les bars, les salles de concert, etc. C’est l’occasion pour les artistes de se faire connaître, pour les amateurs de partager leur passion et pour le public de découvrir de nouveaux talents et de profiter de concerts gratuits.


Cette journée festive et conviviale permet également de rassembler les gens autour de la musique, de créer du lien social et de favoriser les échanges interculturels. La Fête de la Musique est devenue au fil des années un événement incontournable pour les amoureux de la musique et un rendez-vous festif et joyeux pour tous.


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Are you a talented musician looking for an opportunity to showcase your skills? Look no further! 🎶


Alliance Française de Dhaka is thrilled to announce a call for applications for our upcoming event, « Music Day Festival » celebrating International Music Day on June 25, 2024.


We are seeking passionate musicians of all genres to join us for an evening of music, dance, and cultural exchange.🎤🎧


To apply, please provide us by mail: [email protected]

the following details;


1️⃣Your name and contact information


2️⃣A brief description of your musical style and experiences


3️⃣Any recordings or links to your performances (if available)🎸🥁


Submit your application to [email protected] by June 20.


Don’t miss this fantastic opportunity to share your musical talent with our community. We can’t wait to hear your melodies!


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