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What Fête de la Musique / World Music Days is about ?

Music has an incredible ability to transcend boundaries, evoke emotions, and bring people together. It is a universal language that unites individuals from different cultures and backgrounds. One special day that celebrates the beauty and diversity of music is World Music Day. This annual event serves as a platform for musicians and music enthusiasts worldwide to come together and revel in the magic of melodies

The Origins of World Music Day

World Music Day, also known as Fête de la Musique, originated in France in 1982. The concept was simple yet powerful: to encourage amateur and professional musicians alike to take to the streets and perform live music, free of charge, for all to enjoy. Since then, this celebration has spread across the globe, captivating music lovers of all ages and backgrounds.

A Global Celebration

World Music Day is now celebrated in over 120 countries, with each region adding its unique flavor to the festivities. From intimate acoustic performances in cozy cafes to grand open-air concerts in bustling city squares, the day is marked by a vibrant tapestry of sounds, rhythms, and genres. It serves as a platform for emerging artists to showcase their talents and established musicians to connect with their audience in new and exciting ways.

Embracing Cultural Diversity

One of the remarkable aspects of World Music Day is its ability to highlight and embrace cultural diversity. It provides an opportunity to explore musical traditions from around the world, allowing us to appreciate different genres, instruments, and vocal styles. From traditional folk music to contemporary fusion, World Music Day exposes us to a rich tapestry of global sounds, broadening our musical horizons and fostering cross-cultural understanding.

The 2023 edition of the World Music Day

Prepare to immerse yourself in a night of pure musical enchantment as Port Harcourt gears up for its highly anticipated 2023 edition of the World Music Day celebration. This year’s event promises an extraordinary lineup of talented musicians exclusively hailing from the vibrant city itself. With an array of genres ranging from R&B, hip-hop, Jazz, classical melodies, to the captivating beats curated by our talented DJs, this is a musical extravaganza you won’t want to miss. 

Set to take place at the Alliance Française Port Harcourt, located Old GRA, Amadi Flat, on Saturday, June 24, 2022, starting at 6:30 PM, this event guarantees an unforgettable evening of musical brilliance. 

Best of all, the entrance is free, making it accessible to everyone who shares a love for music.

The line-up for the 2023 edition of the Fete de la Musique will be revealed very soon

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Performances From AF PHC Students

French pop songs

🕓 6.30pm

Royal Symphony Orchestra Foundation Port Harcourt

Classical Music


Hip-Hop & Rap

King Most favoured

Rythm & Blues

TRATE & Mr ceeflame

Afro Music

Pizo Etuk

Pop & Afro Music


Rap Music

Arite Music

Jazz, Pop & Country Music


Electronic Music & Open dance floor

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