Live Music Now participates in Make Music Day - 21 June 2021

Sunday 13th June 2021

Make Music Day 2021, a celebration of music across more than 120 countries on June 21 of every year. Launched in 1982 in France as the Fête de la Musique, Make Music Day now involves performers in over 1,000 cities worldwide.

Live Music Now took part in the Make Music Day global livestream, which is now in its third year. Rounding off a segment focused on schools and families, Live Music Now produced a 30-minute showcase of the work our brilliant musicians have been recording at home over the past year.

Hosted by Live Music Now musician Ford Collier from the group Mishra, the broadcast will take viewers on a journey through a variety of genres, from Western classical to folk and from jazz to beatboxing. Staying loyal to the Live Music Now approach, the musicians encourage audience participation through conducting, clapping and call-and-response. During the broadcast, viewers will also be introduced to the West African kora, the duet concertina and the marimba, alongside many other instruments they may be more familiar with.

Check out the full video here!

Hear more great music from all the Live Music Now musicians featured in this special Make Music Day playlist!

Featured artists and songs:

Mishra: Taru, Mishra

Akeim Toussaint Buck: Child Memory, Touissant to Move

Cainc: Migldi Magldi, Welsh traditional

Jali Bakary Konteh: Call & Response

Polaris: The Swan, Camille Saint-Saëns

Deirdre Galway & Conor Lamb: The Hut on Staffin Island, Phil Cunningham

Back Chat Brass: Second Line, Willie Norman Sinegal

Dean Yhnell: Short intro to beatboxing

Rosie Bergonzi: Amazing Grace, William Walker (arr. Rosie Bergonzi)

Luke Baxter, Iolo Edwards: Mad Rush, Philip Glass (arr. Quartet19)

Dovetail Trio: Oats & Beans & Barley Grow, English traditional

Filkin's Drift: Stomach Steinway Man / McArthur Road (Reel), Ian Lowthian / Dave Richardson Simon Robinson: Goodbye, Simon Robinson

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