World music day on Friday

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20th June, 2019 09:28:34 printer

World music day on Friday

The World Music Day will be observed across the country like elsewhere in the globe on Friday.

This year, a total of 120 countries will celebrate the day.

Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy (BSA) will organise different programmes to observe the Day.

State Minister for Cultural Affairs KM Khalid will inaugurate the cultural programme as the chief guest by releasing balloons at the National Natyashala Academy of BSA on Friday evening.

Renowned singers will play music at the programme while other cultural personalities will present.

A discussion will also be held at the National Natyashala Academy.

The World music day began in France in 1982, using the occasion of the Summer Solstice (21 June) to celebrate music through street performances and free concerts.

Since then it has gradually spread over many cities and countries worldwide and is becoming known as World Music Day.