Music Festival

The Music Festival in the Democratic Republic of the Congo is a public event celebrated every year on June 21st. It is part of the Make Music event that was first launched in France in 1982 and has now been held in over 120 countries around the world.

This holiday allows every musician, regardless of their level of competency, age, or musical persuasion, to play their type of music in parks, plazas, and streets all over the country. Best of all, it is completely open to the public and free, so everyone can enjoy the international language of music.

Some Random Facts About Music

Okay, we’re not going to have a holiday without covering at least one aspect of it, and that’s why we’ve decided to list some random facts we know about music. After all, the Music Festival celebrates music on a widespread basis, so we should all know more about it.

  • On average, musicians have shorter lifespans than non-musicians.
  • In 2016, Mozart sold more CDs than any other musician, living or dead.
  • Listening to music can increase a person’s physical performance.
  • One of the largest free concerts ever held was by Rod Stewart in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in 1993.

Observing The Music Festival in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Many of the main events of this holiday take place in the capital of the DRC, Kinshasa. This city is home to over 12 million people, and not only do the native residents but people from all over the Congo show up to observe this holiday. Of course, the Music Festival is also held in other smaller locations around the country, so just about everyone can enjoy this holiday.

Where is it celebrated?
Congo Democratic Republic (Observance)
When is it?
This year (2024)
June 21 Friday
Next year (2025)
June 21 Saturday
Last year (2023)
June 21 Wednesday