Make Music Day

In 1982, Jack Lang and his staff at the Ministry of Culture, France dreamed up an idea for a new kind of musical holiday. They imagined a day where free, live music would be everywhere: street corners and parks, rooftops and gardens, storefronts and mountaintops.

And unlike a typical festival, anyone and everyone would be invited to join play music or host performances. The event would take place on the summer solstice, June 21, and would be called Fete De La Musique. (In French, the name means both “festival of music” and “make music!”)

Amazingly enough, this dream has come true. The Fete has turned into a true national holiday on the summer solstice and musicians take over. Almost 8% of the country (5 million people) have played an instrument or sung in public for the Fete de la Musique.

The festival has become an international phenomenon, celebrated on the same day in more than 120 countries, including Germany, Italy, Greece, Russia, Lebanon, Ivory Coast, Australia, Peru, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, Canada. and Japan.

In the United States, Make Music is celebrated in over 40 states. Makemusicday.org spearheads the events, sponsored by the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Foundation.

In Africa, over 50 cities celebrate Make Music including Cote d’ivoire: Abijan, Benin: Cotonou, Burkina Faso: Ouagadougou and Togo: Lome.

SHOWGEAR ORGANIZED THE MAIDEN EDITION OF MAKE MUSIC LAGOS IN NIGERIA

We are passionate about music, and we seek to promote music in Lagos and Nigeria at large. Nigeria is a country rich in musical culture and heritage. Music unites people and cuts across cultural barriers.

WHO CAN COME?
ALL MUSIC LOVERS!

Make Music Day is a free day of music. The concerts are free, not ticketed and in public spaces. Musicians are expected to perform for free.

We are looking for partners who will validate, promote or sponsor the event in their own location.

The 2017 registration portal for various performances will open on Monday 1st May, 2017. Follow us on social media for updates.

2016 PERFORMERS

Bez
Cobhams Asuquo
Olufunmi Olajoyegbe
Wura Samba
Tosin Martins
Boomsha
Pita
Wole Oni
Mela

2016 VENUES

Muri Okunola Park | Evening Event

Griller Cafe (e-Centre) | Day Event

Ozone Cinema Lounge (e-Centre) | Day Event

PARTNERS

 

FOR SPONSORSHIP, PARTNERSHIP AND PARTICIPATION

+234 (0) 903 774 8851

+234 (0) 807 818 6405

+234 (0) 808 230 0954

makemusiclagos@showgearonline.com
hello@makemusiclagos.org.ng

18 Little Road, Yaba
Lagos State, Nigeria