World Music Day 2023: Fête de la Musique
Is there anything better than when your favourite song comes on? Whatever grey clouds are there, good music brings a little bit of sunshine. And that’s what World Music Day 2023 🎵 is all about. An annual celebration that occurs every 21st of June, originating in France.
The first ever World Music Day took place in Paris in 1982, organised by the Minister of Culture for France. Its objective was to promote music by encouraging amateur and professional musicians to perform in the streets and organising free concerts to make more music accessible. Since it first began, over 130 countries have taken part in celebrations, as well as over 1000 cities worldwide.
Why not try out some World music events right here in Edinburgh this summer! Check out what’s on here.
Resources for World Music Day 2023 🎵
The library has a wide range of musical databases that celebrate musical talent which you can find at our LibGuides
Or search for the vast amount of music scores and CDs available through LibrarySearch
And of course, our Spotify account!
SO why not spend this day wrapped up in music? Listen to all your favourite songs and dance like no one is watching!
By Maya Green
Find out more about what the Library has to offer over the summer here.