Make Music Day is a truly international celebration of music making. More than 125 countries take part in Make Music Day, each bringing their own unique energy and style to the event, making it the biggest DIY music festival in the world.
Thanks to the Make Music Alliance, many of the counties involved are able to work together and collaborate on joint projects, bringing people from all over the world together through music.
Make Music Day UK took part in a global live broadcast in 2022 with fourteen groups taking part in a two hour live stream from the UK. In total the day involved fourteen hours of music from Australia, India, Cyprus, Nigeria the UK and the United States broadcast in partnership with the streaming platform Volume.com.
4’33” – International Collaboration
Beyond Skin, John Cage Trust & Make Music Day UK project.
An interpretation of John Cage composition 4 ’33” featuring musicians from Northern ireland, Wales, Scotland, England, Isle of Man, Singapore, Mexico, Portugal, Poland, Japan, China, Rajasthan, USA, Costa Rica, Afghanistan, Brazil, Colombia, Germany, Kenya, Zambia, South Africa, Sri Lanka.
Folk Song Challenge
With Make Music Day taking place in so many countries across the globe, each with their own unique folk music traditions which we want to share and celebrate on Make Music Day. We invited musicians from across the world to take part in a Global Folk Challenge by swapping folk songs. Participating musicians or groups shared a folk song from their country or region, and in exchange, learned and performed a different folk song submitted by another participating musician or group. The songs were then performed and shared on Make Music Day.
Make Music Day events take place in the following countries
Albania | Andorra | Armenia | Austria | Belgium | Bosnia-Herzegovina | Bulgaria | Croatia | Cyprus | Czech Republic | France | Germany | Isle of Man | UK | Greece | Italy | Kosovo | Luxembourg | Macedonia | Netherlands | Poland | Portugal | Romania | Russia | Serbia | Slovakia | Spain | Switzerland | Turkey | Ukraine | Algeria | Egypt | Israel | Jordan | Palestinian Territories | Lebanon | Morroco | Tunisia | Benin | Burundi | Burkina Faso | Cameroon | Cape Verde | Chad | Comoros | Congo | Cote d’Ivoire | Djibouti | Equatorial Guinea | Gabon | Gambia | Guinea | Kenya | Madagascar | Mozambique | Namibia | Niger | Nigeria | São Tomé and Príncipe | Senegal | Seychelles | South Africa | South Sudan | Tanzania | Togo | Uganda | Zambia | Argentina | Barbados | Bolivia | Brazil | Canada | Chile | Colombia | Dominican Republic | Ecuador | Guatemala | Haiti | Honduras | Jamaica | Mexico | Nicaragua | Panama | Paraguay | Peru | Saint Lucia | Salvador | Suriname | Trinidad and Tobago | United States | Uruguay | Venezuela | Australia | Bangladesh | China | Fiji | India | Indonesia | Japan | Malasia | Nepal | New Zealand | Pakistan | Philippines | Singapore | South Korea | Sri Lanka | Taiwan | Uzbekistan | Vanatu |Vietnam