By Jeoffrey Mukubi
THIS year’s 22th celebrations of World Music Day in Namibia will feature a day concert at Palm Tree Park from 10h00 to 17h00, as well as night concert at the Franco-Namibia Cultural Centre from 20h00 till late, which will both take place on Saturday, 24 June.
World Music Day is celebrated worldwide on 21 June every year, and serves as an excellent opportunity for both upcoming and established global and local artists to showcase their talents to a large and diverse audience.
In Namibia, artists across all genres have been invited to perform for the crowds at the two events, scheduled for Windhoek. Music lovers can expect to be blown away by the sounds of Meta and Shiva Child, Savannah Afros, Monique English, Omidi D Afrique, Jeff AD, Ann Singer, Tschuku Tschuku, The Fate of Miss H, Esme Songbird and House Of Stone. The first World Music Day took place in 1982 in Paris, as the Fête de la Musique, and was founded by the then French Minister of Culture, Jack Lang. The festival is now celebrated in 120 countries around the world, including Namibia. As is tradition every year, World Music Day aims to unite communities from around the world, in celebration of music in all its forms. The concerts are hosted free of charge, and the participating artists, from all walks of life, perform for free, simply for the love of music. In Windhoek, a food and crafts market will also be held, with activities for children also being featured, which makes for a perfect family outing. World Music Day is made possible in Namibia, thanks to the generous support of Bank Windhoek and Total Namibia.It takes place in partnership with DB Audio and Fresh FM.
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