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Make Music Miami

Folk, Electronic, Experimental (Incl. All Music Forms)

Completely different from a typical music festival, Make Music Day celebrates and promotes the natural music maker in all of us, regardless of ability. Launched in France in 1982 as the FÍte de la Musique, Make Music Day is presented in the U.S. by The NAMM Foundation and coordinated by the nonprofit Make Music Alliance. This year Make Music Miami, a collaborative effort of Buskerfest Miami, the Rhythm Foundation and Guitars Over Guns will expand on its previous iterations to take over all of Miami Dade County, including the Mama Mia! Sing-Along Truck, a roving karaoke station in the back of a pickup truck, a house party in Westchester, over 30 performances on Lincoln Road, and even an experimental music performance of Dean Rosenthalís Stones/Water/Time/Breath in the Amelia Earheart Park. Other highlights include webcasting of live performances to multiple Miami-Dade Public Library locations, a specially-curated live DJ set for the morning commute by DJ Le Spam, as well as Mass Appeals that gather large groups of musicians to participate in impromptu performances using single instruments such as harmonicas, ukuleles, and drums. To honor the celebrationís French beginnings, the day of festivities will conclude with a free performance by Worakls, the rising French DJ and electronic musician, at the North Beach Bandshell hosted by the French Embassy Cultural Services. Opening sets by local artists Haitian musician Inez Barlatier and DJ APACHE and will start the evening. All Make Music Day events are free and open to the public. Participants who wish to perform, or to host musical events, may register at MakeMusicMiami.org. A full schedule of events will be posted on the website in early June.