World Music Day

World Music Day Resources

June World Music Day
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World Music Day or Fête de la Musique was started by the French Ministry of Culture in 1982. The annual event is celebrated globally in 120 countries. As well as organised concerts, people are encouraged to play music in their neighbourhood. Musicians play for the love of music and not payment.

I have selected four great books related to summer activities. At the end of this post, you will find more music books. Many of the characters in these books have an affinity with music that brings joy and is central to their lives. Other books are fun, rhyming stories.
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Music Books

Cha-Cha Chimps by Julie Durango

"Counting and dancing gohand in hand at Mambo Jamba's, the place where hippos hokey-pokey and meerkats macarena and ten little chimps do the Cha -- Cha -- Cha until Mama Chimps says, "Time for bed!”” Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers

"Once upon a time in a very busy city, on a very busy street, in two very small apartments, lived... Herman and Rosie. Herman liked playing the oboe, the smell of hot dogs in the winter, and watching films about the ocean. Rosie liked pancakes, listening to old jazz records, and watching films about the ocean. They both loved the groovy rhythm of the city, but sometimes the bustling crowds and constant motion left them lonely, until one night …” Roaring Brook Press

"Gerald is careful. Piggie is not. Piggie cannot help smiling. Gerald can. Gerald worries so that Piggie does not have to. Gerald and Piggie are best friends. In Listen to My Trumpet! Piggie can't wait to play her new instrument for Gerald! But is she ready to listen to his reaction?” Hyperion Books for Children

"One day, a bear cub finds something strange and wonderful in the forest. When he touches the keys, they make a horrible noise. Yet he is drawn back again and again. Eventually, he learns to play beautiful sounds, delighting his woodland friends. Then the bear is invited to share his sounds with new friends in the city. He longs to explore the world beyond his home, and to play bigger and better than before. But he knows that if he leaves, the other bears will be very sad . . . This gorgeously illustrated tale of following one's dreams reminds us of the value of friendship, wherever we go.” Clarion Books, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

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