French Day of Music
The French Institute in Egypt will hold the 2019 edition of the Music Day at Al Azhar Park on June 20th. However, if you’re looking for a lineup, you may be out of luck. The Egyptian and French artists that will partake in the festival are usually discovered on that day.
This year's edition will focus on Rai and its late iconic performer Rashid Taha while featuring a unique variety of artists including the Egyptian musical band El-dor el-Awal (First floor), French - Algerian singer Soufiane Saidi and French Mazzleda team. The closing set will be performed by DJ Countess.
Music Day is an annual music celebration that takes place on June 21 where citizens of some cities are allowed and encouraged to play music outside in their neighborhoods or in public spaces such as parks. Many free concerts are also organized, where musicians perform for fun as there is no payment involved.
Organizers ensured that Music Day takes place on the day of the summer solstice and was originated in Paris in 1982 by French Minister of Culture, Jack Lang, and Maurice Fleuret, and since then, it has been celebrated in 120 countries around the world.
We hope you’ve enjoyed learning about the French Day of Music! Want to hear some of our favorite French hits? Listen to the official JP Linguistics Spotify playlist below!