The idea was conceived in the 1970s by American musician Joel Cohen who then worked for a French radio station.
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The World Music Day is celebrated each year on June 21 in more than 120 nations including its nation of starting point France where it is known as ‘Fête de la Musique’ signifying “festival of music” to respect both amateur and professional musicians.
The idea was conceived in the 1970s by American musician Joel Cohen—at that point working for a French radio station—as he needed groups to play on the evening of June 21 to welcome the first day of summer.
It was at long last embraced by France’s Ministry of Culture in 1982 because of the endeavors of Minister of Culture Jack Lang and French composer and music journalist Maurice Fleuret who had joined the ministry the previous year.
The first Fête de la Musique was held in the city of Paris and turned into a gigantic accomplishment inside a couple of years.
1985 was commended as the European Year of the Music and, in 1997, the European Party of Music charter was signed in Budapest, encouraging countries outside Europe to join the annual World Music Day celebrations.
The Fête de la Musique has turned into an “event which mobilises the musicians of the whole world for the pleasure of the audience of more than 120 countries, starting with the European countries,” according to France’s Ministry of Culture.
The nation has a few shows of both novice and expert performers to excite a huge number of spectators.
Bars and restaurants which usually close around half past midnight are given special permission to stay open late into the night so they can welcome the public.
In cities across the world, musicians perform for free in public places.