What started as a music festival (Fête de la Musique) in 1982 in France eventually became World Music Day observed on June 21 every year.
This day is centered around the concept of equality in opportunities in the world of music by honouring budding and seasoned musicians alike.
This day encourages every musician to showcase his or her accomplishments to the world.
It all began in Paris on a summer solstice day in 1982. Jack Lang, France’s minister of culture and Maurice Fleuret, a French composer together landed on the concept of celebrating the World Music Day. This remarkable day is celebrated in more than 120 countries with free concerts staged in public places like streets, stations, museums, and parks.
In Cross River State, the Word Music Day will be celebrated at the Hit 95.9fm car park by 1pm with the theme “LET THE MUSIC PAY” with an OPEN MIC CONCERT Featuring your favourite musicians in Cross River State.
This event is powered by the office of the Special Assistant to the Governor on Entertainment in collaboration with Hit FM and the Cross River Artistes Forum.