August 1, 2019
Coalition, HARMAN Celebrate Make Music Day at L.A. Live
Every year on the day of summer solstice, more than 800 cities across 120 countries celebrate Make Music Day (known internationally as Fête de la Musique). It’s a musical free-for-all that celebrates music in all its forms and encourages people to play in free public concerts. This year, more than 80 U.S. cities provided thousands of music making opportunities.
For the past four years, Coalition Founders Circle affiliate HARMAN has served as the official sound of Make Music Day’s “Street Studios” with philanthropic partnership Make Music Alliance. Elevating the importance of music and the criticality of music education is a central pillar of HARMAN’s global cause initiative, #HarmanInspired. Celebrating music across the world is just one way HARMAN is making a difference to the future generations of musicians and producers.
This year, the Coalition partnered with HARMAN to bring the power of music through Street Studios in Los Angeles to the campus at L.A. Live, outside the GRAMMY Museum. Local music producers encouraged passersby to pick up an instrument or sing a few verses and become part of a spontaneous and collaborative music creation session. At the end of the day, the producers combined all the various recordings to create one track that features the sounds of the city.
HARMAN generously donated portable speakers, headsets, and backpacks to local students who joined in the music making. More than 150 passersby participated.
Make Music Day is presented by The NAMM Foundation and coordinated by the nonprofit Make Music Alliance. For more information, please visit www.makemusicday.org.