On the occasion of Fête de la Musique 2016, which is globally known as World Music Day, Alliance Française de Dhaka (AFD) has organised musical shows at it’s La Galerie on June 21 and 22. Rock band Monoshoroni will perform on the second day followed by performances of bands comprised of young talented musicians. The day’s other attraction will be a Saxophone performance by Rahin Haider.
On the opening day, several solo and group songs presented in Bangla, English and French language will be performed by the students and teachers of French language courses, cultural workshops (violin, guitar, piano) as well as invited musicians. The shows will be held from 1pm to 5pm on both days.
Fête de la Musique, also known as World Music Day, is a music festival that 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 hundred countries in Europe and over the world as the World Music Day. The concept of “Fête de la Musique” is an open air and non-stop musical performances, to help making all sorts of music accessible to the public.
It gives an opportunity to commune and share a special bond through music, and 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.
Furthermore, the Fête de la Musique is a way to encourage the major music institutions (orchestra, operas, choirs, etc) to perform outside their usual locations.