Call for World Music Day Celebrations

Annually, on 21 June – the day of summer solstice – communities the world over celebrate World Music Day. Namibia is no different.

Hosted by the Franco-Namibian Cutural Centre (FNCC), World Music Day takes place in Windhoek, Swakopmund, Ongwediva and Keetmanshoop and the FNCC now calls for registrations in all four participating towns.

This year marks the 19th anniversary of World Music Day in Namibia. As is tradition, concerts are free of charge and all artists perform for free. Musicians from all walks of life and genres are invited to register for participation, which closes on Friday, 23 May.

An excellent opportunity for both upcoming as well as established artists to showcase their talent to a large and diverse audience, World Music Day celebrations in Windhoek will take place at the Palmtree Park next to the train station from 10h00 to 18h00, to be followed by another concert at the Warehouse Theatre in the evening, from 20h00.

Keeping with the previous years’ success, both Windhoek and Swakopmund will host live music performances only – no backing tracks while Ongwediva and Keetmanshoop, however, will also accept music acts with backing tracks.

Download registration forms on or collect a hard copy at the FNCC and BaseFM (Clemens Kapuuo Str, Katutura) in Windhoek, West Coast FM Studio in Swakopmund, Scooters Pizza and NBC Oshiwambo Service in Oshakati and Keetmanshoop Multi-Purpose Youth Centre in Keetmanshoop.

Source : The Namibian