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World Music Day June 21

By Antonio de Jesús Aguado

On June 21, World Music Day is celebrated. In this event anyone can play music in any place, but always following the simple rule that the music must be free.

World Music Day was the idea of Jack Lang, the French Minister of Culture in 1981. June 21 was selected because it is the day of the summer solstice (the longest day of the year). The day is now celebrated in more than 250 cities in 120 countries, where music is played at no charge in parks, public plazas and even private venues.

In Mexico the event has been adopted in cities such as Guadalajara, Los Cabos in Baja California and Mexico City, at the urging of the Alianza Francesa de México. Although in San Miguel this festival has not been held before, there are many places that have live music. Although it is not free, it is an excuse to celebrate this day at the same time as many other cities. Here is a list of places that offer live music.

Hecho en México
Ancha de San Antonio 8
Latin American, gypsy, tango and bolero by Pedro Cartas with Bernardo Hidalgo
Fri and Sat, 7:30–10pm
Minimum consumption 150 pesos, reservations 154-6383

VC & Friends
Hernández Macías 83
Latin Jazz Sound
Thu, Fri and Sat, 7:30pm
For reservations call 154-9070

Jardín Principal

Mariachi Allende
They arrive daily at 5pm

Los Milagros

Relox 17
Music by Jack and Frances
Fri 7–9pm, Sat and Sun 3–5pm
Fri 5–8pm, Sat 5–8pm
Los Fabulosos Peques
Fri and Sat 10am–1pm

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