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World Music Day 2022 – June 21

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World Music Day - June 21 2022

World Music Day is annually celebrated across the globe on 21st June to encourage young and talented musicians across the globe.

The day also aims to provide a platform for young artists to showcase their talents.

World Music Day is also known as “Fête de la Musique” which means “Festival of Music” in French.

  • The year 2022 marks the 40th anniversary of the celebration of “Fête de la Musique”.

The theme of World Music Day 2022 is “Music on the intersections”.

Note: The annual celebration of “Fête de la Musique” across the globe coincides with the day of the summer solstice.


i.The World Music Day was first celebrated as “Fête de la Musique” in France, organised by Maurice Fleuret, Director of Music and Dance of France’s ministry of culture and Jack Lang, the then French minister of culture in 1982.

ii.Maurice Fleuret, Jack Lang, along with architect-scenographer Christian Dupavillon, came up with a plan to unite the musicians on the streets of Paris for the celebration of Fête de la Musique.

iii.On the occasion of the European Year of Music 1985, the celebration of Fête de la Musique was adopted as a global event.

iv.The day which originated in France in 1982 is currently celebrated in around 120 countries across the globe.


i.As a part of the 40th anniversary of Fête de la Musique,  the Ministry of Culture of France has proposed to organise an eclectic programme at the Palais-Royal.

ii.The Ministry of Culture and the Make Music Alliance have partnered to highlight the international project “Party Day” that unites 40 countries for 40 concerts paying tribute to the French repertoire.

Events in India:

On the occasion of World Music Day 2022, the Sangeet Natak Akademi presented Jyotirgamaya, a festival to showcase the talents of rare musical instruments from across India. The event organised by the Ministry for Culture and Ministry of Tourism is being held from 21st to 25th June 2022.

Street performers, train entertainers, performers attached to temples and others participated in the event.


  • To sensitise people about the need to safeguard the craft of making as well as the skill of playing rare musical instruments.
  • To offer a chance to ‘unheard’ artists.