Switzerland 1993 Music Day

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Switzerland. Geneva. A band is walking in the streets on Music Day. The drummer is carried on a platform by four muscular men. Guitar and bass players. A woman marches in front and holds a flag. In the background, the Jet d'Eau (Water-Jet) which is the city's most famous landmarks. Situated at the point where Lake Geneva empties into the Rhône, it is visible throughout the city and from the air. Five hundred litres of water per second are jetted to an altitude of 140 meters by two 500 kW pumps, operating at 2,400 V, consuming one megawatt of electricity. The water leaves the 10 cm nozzle at a speed of 200 kilometers per hour. At any given moment, there are about 7,000 litres of water in the air. The Fête de la Musique, also known in English as Music Day, Make Music Day or World Music Day, is an annual music celebration that takes place on 21 June ( but usually during the previous or following weekend). On Music Day the citizens of a city or country are allowed and urged to play music outside in their neighborhoods or in public spaces and parks. Free concerts are also organized, where musicians play for fun and not for payment. 22.06.1993 © 1993 Didier Ruef