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Switzerland. Geneva. Old town. A band is getting ready to play in the streets on Music Day. Drummer's hand with sticks. A man with a hat plays saxophone. The saxophone (the sax) is a woodwind instrument usually made of brass and played with a single-reed mouthpiece similar to that of the clarinet. The player covers holes by pressing mechanical keys, triggering a system of pads, pivots, and linkages. 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