Time To Start Your World Music Day Preparations

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Everyone has their very own solution to limber up for a efficiency; Londoners finds the easiest way to get the juices flowing is to wildly flap our arms about like a type of big inflatable tube males you discover on automotive gross sales forecourts. And flap we should, as World Music Day is as soon as once more on the horizon and the organisers are on the lookout for each performers and spectators to make the occasion’s thirty third outing a memorable one.

Held on the identical date annually, 21 June, World Music Day is an occasion that’s been happening in numerous nations across the globe because it started in France in 1982. For some purpose the UK was fairly sluggish to take up the mantle — 2013 was the primary yr that this nation made a co-ordinated contribution in the direction of Music Day.

It is, briefly, a world day of musical celebration the place individuals are inspired to make music nearly anyplace they like at any level through the day, for so long as these close by can stand it. Music Day is meant as an accessible and degree enjoying area for novice musicians to carry what may be their first live performance.

The French make this good and straightforward by setting apart Music Day as a nationwide vacation, when every city holds a cacophonous pageant, however the organisers of the UK leg of the occasion settle for that staging small festivals on this nation is extra of a purple tape-laden ache within the neck. Their answer is to view all over the place as a small stage — parks, road corners, cafe terraces, rooftops, underpasses and playgrounds. As far as we’re conscious, as long as no-one claims nuisance it’s totally authorized to play music in public locations offered you’re not anticipating cost for it (so slightly signal proclaiming the World Music Day defence will not be a nasty concept).

And whereas this isn’t a London-targeted occasion — final yr throughout the UK there have been 20 occasions which occurred in quite a lot of totally different places, from Belfast right down to Jersey — who amongst us would bemoan a number of further trombones on our metropolis’s road corners on the summer time solstice to brighten up a weekend? Happily, 21 June 2014 is a Saturday. And this yr we’re certainly much better ready because of Londoners’s well timed learn music collection.

For a style of 2013′s London-based mostly festivities, right here’s a snippet of Dream a Little Dream of Me carried out by Just H Roma at Forest Peace Farm in Hainault final yr.

There are occasions already deliberate within the capital, which you’ll be able to see on this map or on the Music Day event listings page. Current performances embrace a number of punk bands placing on a free present at T Chances Arts & Music Centre on Tottenham High Road to numerous reside performances from 2pm to 1am at The Birds Nest in Deptford. Music Day UK, the British leg’s organisers, can be placing on their very own present in Shoreditch Park.

Should you want extra convincing, 21 June occurs to be the only worst day for fixtures within the World Cup (Argentina v Iran, Nigeria v Bosnia-Herzegovina and Germany v Ghana – palpitating we aren’t), so give your self a break from the soccer marathon with a strum of a guitar or bang of a drum. Please although, please, no vuvuzelas.

Music Day UK takes place on 21 June, and performers and attendees are welcome. For occasion listings, go to the Music Day website. Image courtesy of occasion B:00 pm – Source: londonist.com
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