Tomorrow is World Music Day or the annual Fête de la Musique, an all-day music festival (and national holiday in France) that takes place every year on June 21st – coinciding with the summer solstice.
Started in Paris in 1982, this musical celebration has since spread to more than 460 cities in 110 countries, including Cameroon, Mauritius, Fiji, Colombia, Chile, Nepal, Germany, Italy, Egypt, Syria, Morocco, South Africa, Australia, Vietnam, Congo, the United States and Japan.
Featuring free concerts that take place on city streets and in venues all across the globe, the purpose of this event is to promote universal access to artistic and cultural endeavors.
In Spain, the following cities and towns are participating in this year’s edition of World Music Day: Aguilar de Campoo, Burjassot, Cartagena, La Puebla de Alfinden, Logroño, Madrid, Sant Carles de Peralta, Seville, Tres Cantos, Valencia, Valladolid, Villagarcia de Arousa and Villaviciosa.
More information is available about this exciting cultural event here, but for now I would recommend putting together a delicious picnic of Spanish tapas (olives, tortilla, Spanish ham and cheeses – to name a few things) and getting ready to set the day to music.