21 June 2020CELEBRATE MUSIC’S UNIQUE ABILITY TO CREATE A SENSE OF CONNECTION AND COMMUNITY
Make Music Day is an annual, global, grassroots festival that sees a huge range of musical performances happening all the way around the world, in 125 countries. What has made Make Music Day unique since it began in France as Fête de la Musique in 1980, is that anyone can take part. Whether you’re a seasoned musician, an enthusiastic novice, or someone who simply enjoys dabbling with a tune, it’s an open invitation to all to make and share music on one day.
Traditionally the event is about bringing music into public spaces for the community to enjoy. This year, with the uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic and social gatherings, organisers and musicians are encouraged to take their performances online and to use the abundance of technology freely available to share the joy of music with the online community.
Bringing a new meaning to the term House Music, there are a number of ways for everyone to get involved with this year’s Make Music Day from online music lessons, as either a teacher or a pupil, Virtual Choirs that we can all join, and the Live from Home Challenge, in which participants play a song and tag friends to respond with their own performances, to the Musique concrète and found sounds improvisations of the Street Studios, and our initiative to create a myriad of fantastic cover versions of Make Music Day UK’s official song Bring Me Sunshine.
There are comprehensive toolkits and a wealth of advice on the Make Music Day website to help you get started and ensure you can easily join the day’s celebration of music. And for music fans who just want to enjoy all of the music being made by others there will be both global and UK-centric live streams to tune in to.
For more information head to www.makemusicday.co.uk or follow @MakeMusicDayUK on social media.
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