Join the Hohner Harmonica Jam During Make Music Day

20.06.2016

Last year, over 700 cities around the world threw citywide music celebrations on June 21.

It all started 34 years ago in France.

In 1982, Jack Lang and his staff at the Ministry of Culture dreamed up an idea for a new kind of musical holiday. They imagined a day where free, live music would be everywhere: street corners and parks, rooftops and gardens, store fronts and mountaintops.

And, unlike a typical music festival, anyone and everyone would be invited to join and play music, or host performances. The event would take place on the summer solstice, June 21, and would be called Fête De La Musique. (In French, the name means both “festival of music” and “make music!”)

Amazingly enough, this dream has come true. The Fête has turned into a true national holiday: France shuts down on the summer solstice and musicians take over. Almost 8% of the country (5 million people) have played an instrument or sung in public for the Fête de la Musique.

Come join the Hohner sponsored Harmonica Jam in a city near you. These family friendly events bring thousands of musicians of all levels and ages - to make music in large, single-instrument groups. All are welcome to join these free events on June 21st. The first 100 attendees will receive a Free Harmonica! 

For a listing of all Harmonica events, visit the Make Music Day Harmonicas page.

#MakeMusicday

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JIanye Chen, 20-06-16 21:04:
Blues! Blues! Blues!
Richard Nangle, 20-06-16 22:08:
Getting back to playing after a 30 year romance with steel guitar.
Francois Richard, 24-06-16 16:36:
I love Harmonica music.
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