If you’re in Paris the evening of June 21, the first day of summer, the Summer Solstice, you find yourself surrounded by music. It’s the Fetes de la Musique - a celebration of music and community. Started in Paris thirty years ago night of music is now a worldwide event celebrated in over 100 countries on five continents.
In Paris the night is filled with music played by amateurs and professionals in traditional venues, on street corners, in parks, restaurants and bars. Walk to to dinner and you may hear jazz, hip hop and even a gospel choir visiting from New York ( http://fetedelamusique.culture.fr)
This year Fete de la Musique was not the only global musical event in the city. Street Pianos - Play Me I’m Yours event added to the celebration.(streetpianos.com/paris2012)