In 2018, Argentina launched the first nationwide Make Music Day celebration organized by CAFIM, Argentine Association of Musical Instrument Manufacturers, and Magma Music S.A. with performances taking place nationwide.
Completely different from a typical music festival, Make Music Day Argentina is open to anyone who wants to take part. Activities and performances – including concerts by rock bands and tango ensembles, classes and workshops at schools, instrument creation workshops, and musical instrument exhibitions – took place across 125 Argentine cities from June 18 to 24, 2018.
In 2019, Make Music Day Argentina will see a tremendous expansion. The country’s TV Pública and Radio Nacional will broadcast the music-making festivities live across more than 50 stations. Additionally, the Ministry of Education is providing trucks that will travel around Buenos Aires, Mendoza, Misiones, and Jujuy, making stops to teach children ages 6-18 how to build and play instruments. And musical activities will fill each room of the massive Usina del Arte cultural center in Buenos Aires.