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Tuesday, June 21, 2016, Ashar 7, 1423 BS, Ramadan 15, 1437 Hijri

AFD to celebrate World Music Day from today
Culture Desk
Published :Tuesday, 21 June, 2016,  Time : 12:00 AM  View Count : 13
"F?te de la Musique 2016" which is globally known as World Music Day will be celebrated by Alliance Fran?aise de Dhaka at its La Galarie in Dhanmondi. The programme will span two days starting from today at 1pm. The programme will wrap up by 5pm and follow the same schedule tomorrow before finally closing up.
The first day's program is featured by several individual and group songs to be presented in Bangla, English and French language by the students and teachers of the French language programme of Alliance Francaise. Participants of Alliance Fancaise numerous cultural workshops (violin, guitar, piano) as well as freelance artistes will also perform in the programme.
In the second day; some young talented bands will perform along with the performance of saxophone by Rahin Haider and well known band 'Monoshoroni'.
F?te de la Musique, also known as World Music Day, is a music festival that began in France in 1982 as a brainchild of the then French Minister of Culture, Jack Lang. 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 target of "F?te de la Musique" is to promote open air and non-stop musical performances, to help making all sorts of music accessible to the public totally free of charges at least for one day. Furthermore, the F?te de la Musique is a way to encourage the major musical institutions (orchestra, operas, choirs, etc.) to perform outside their usual locations and traditional genres.

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