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The very first Music Festival was on June 21, 1982. For this occasion, the French took to the streets to play and listen to music and celebrate the arrival of summer.
It was the former Minister of Culture, Jack Lang, who had the idea of organizing a Music Festival.“You have to admit that it’s a shame that the idea didn’t come sooner. If all ministers could do things like this, it would be great”.
By creating the Music Festival, Jack Lang hopes to encourage people to come together and celebrate the arrival of summer. “Today there are 5 million French people who practice music, whether amateur or professional. 5 million French people is a lot.”
With this celebration, he also hopes to promote the talents of citizens and give the image of a France “confident”.
“Monday evening will demonstrate that our country is a nation of musicians. We must show that France, which wants to be reborn economically, believes in itself, has confidence in its strengths, confidence in its future.
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