World Music Day 2009!

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The Fête de la Musique, also known as World Music Day, is a music festival taking place on June 21.

La Fête de la Musique a pour vocation de promouvoir la musique de deux façons. Sous le slogan homophone à son nom, “Faites de la musique!”, elle encourage les musiciens amateurs à se produire bénévolement dans les rues et espaces publics.

Source: orange.mu

On the same link, we can read the principal activities being organised at the Municipalities.

“De plus, dans le cadre de la Fête de la Musique, Orange organise un concert à Mont Choisy de 7h à 18h avec des prestations de Djs locaux ainsi que le groupe Crossbread Supersoul, le bluesman Eric Triton ou encore Cassiya.”

Source: orange.mu

Personally, I am keen to go to Mont Choisy, on this nice sunny Sunday, since my fav. local artist is performing –  Eric Triton.

On lexpress.mu, we read interesting opinions from Mauritian artists about our local music losing its identity vis-a-vis music on the international scene.

Kishore Taucoory, auteur-compositeur-interprète du groupe Bhojpuri Boys (I have always been a fan of this group since childhood):

“Au niveau de Bhojpuri Boys, tous nos morceaux ont un parfum mauricien. Les musiciens mauriciens doivent réaliser que si nous faisons simplement qu’imiter ce qui est fait à l’étranger, nous ne créerons rien de nouveau, et nous ne pourrons jamais dépasser les initiateurs. Nous devrions plutôt garder notre originalité mauricienne pour laquelle nous savons que nous saurons respectés”

Let’s come back to the world of secondary schools celebrating Music Day. I think that most of them will be hosting this event on Monday, if I am not mistaken. The usual routine: absenting from classes in order to go to the rehearsals, watching other guys rehearsing in the Music room, going to the auditorium or multi-purpose gym for stage rehearsal with lights and music, and enjoying enjoying a lot on the actual music day…

Sometimes it is fun to watch the academic staff participating. Yes apart from assigning homeworks and “lecturing”, they do sing, play instruments or even dance! :D

At the University of Mauritius, we have a music room in the Gymnasium complex. As far as if anything is organised to celebrate Music day, cannot say anything but to stare at the Student Union.

Well folks, Enjoy the Music Day and I would like to end with the quote from Shakespeare:

Duke Orsino:
If music be the food of love, play on,
Give me excess of it; that surfeiting,
The appetite may sicken, and so die.

Twelfth Night Act 1, scene 1, 1–3

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