Casio donates 25 Casiotone CT-S200 portable keyboards in support of Make Music Day
Several musicians will perform unplugged performances on CT-S200 portable keyboards at famous landmarks, including the Liberty Memorial Tower in Missouri, Mount Rushmore in South Dakota, Waikiki Beach at Hawaii, for zebras in a zoo in Pennsylvania and Texas Canyon off Route 66 at Arizona.
Others will serve as a mountain top performance at Big Bear, California, on a pedal boat at Tempe Town Lake in Arizona, on a water taxi to Chicago, Illinois, in an Ohio treehouse … even on top of a forklift in the state of Washington.
“Casio is grateful to be a part of Make Music again, especially this year as we all come together to inspire each other and to celebrate the joy that active music can bring,” said Stephane Schmidt, Vice President of Electronic Musical Instruments at Casio. “Casio is passionate about music, and we want to encourage all music lovers to experience the excitement of performing, anytime, anywhere.”
Thirty-nine years ago, in France, Jack Lang and his team at the Ministry of Culture came up with an idea for a new kind of music vacation – a day where free live music would be everywhere. Everyone would be invited to join in and play music or host shows. The event would take place at the summer solstice, June 21st, and would be called Fête De La Musique, which translates to both “music festival” and “making music!” “
To learn more about Casio’s full line of electronic musical instruments, please visit www.CasioMusicGear.com.
About Casio America, Inc.
Casio America, Inc., Dover, New Jersey, is the American subsidiary of Casio Computer Co., Ltd., Tokyo, Japan, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of consumer electronics and professional equipment solutions. Created in 1957, Casio America, Inc. markets calculators, keyboards, digital cameras, mobile presentation devices, record and label title printers, watches, cash registers and other consumer electronics. Casio has strived to uphold its corporate credo of “creativity and contribution” by introducing innovative and imaginative products. For more information visit www.casio.com.
About the Music Festival
Held annually on June 21st, Make Music Day is part of the Music Festival, which takes place in more than 1,000 cities across 120 countries. Free for All Musical Day celebrates music in all its forms, encouraging people to band together and perform in free public concerts. This year, nearly 100 US cities are hosting Make Music Day celebrations, including thousands of concerts across the country. Make Music Day is presented by the NAMM Foundation and coordinated by the Make Music Alliance. For more information, please visit www.makemusicday.org.
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