World Music Day: ‘Music’ – For all your emotions!
Nothing can be more soothing than listening to your favourite songs, it always just gets right into your head and body and sometimes it takes you on a journey to a faraway place and time, where you can go back in your memory and live an old-time and can feel people who are no longer present.
Everyone has their favorite song which lifts them up out of depression and sorry. World Music Day celebrates music in all its forms and the kind impact it has on the human spirit. June 21 is marked as World Music Day to mark the importance of music in everyone’s life. Music is a way to bridge various cultures, genres, and traditions.
The day is also known by another name “Fete de la Musique” after a music festival held in France in 1982. The then French Minister of Culture, Jack Lang, carried the idea forward and the day came to be known as World Music Day.
The day shed light on the importance of music and in which way it helps people connect across borders. Various musicians perform for free and showcase the power of music on this day.
Aspiring singers and young players mesmerize listeners by playing their instruments in public or recreational areas. It has slowly become a part of pop culture. Over 32 countries celebrate this day in their own way.
This year, almost 150 artists from over 16 countries, including France, USA, Nepal, Spain, Italy, Thailand, and India, will be performing at multiple venues across the city of Udaipur. The line-up promises to be an enthralling one.
From Shankar–Ehsaan–Loy to Txarango, a Catalan fusion band, performing at the fest, the event promises to bring a bouquet of culturally-diverse music on a platter.
Music not only is a source of entertainment but it is also a healthy exercise for the brain and soul as well. It consumes people, their cultures, and their personal self.
It’s a reflection of what one thinks. Stevie Wonder, an American singer and Songwriter say: “Music, at its essence, is what gives us memories. And the longer a song has existed in our lives, the more memories we have of it.”