“Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything.”– Plato
Can you think of our world without music? For so many people; it would have no meaning at all, as from young to old, all enjoy listening to music. People listen to music according to their taste in music; whether it is jazz, country, folk, blues or heavy metal.
So, to encourage our love for music, World Music Day is celebrated on June 21, every year. This day originated in France, where it is also known as ‘Fête de la Musique’ meaning “Festival of Music”, to admire both the professional as well as amateur musicians.
The very first World Music Day took place on June 21, 1982, in Paris; where thousands of civilians across France were coming out to play music. The event became so successful that it spread across the globe and was adopted by more than 120 countries, including India.
On this day, musicians come out to play their instruments on streets, parks, stadiums, and theatres. They do it for entertainment and not for money. The man idea to celebrate this day was to promote music in two ways; first to inspire amateur and professional musicians to perform in the streets, and secondly, to organise various free concerts, and all genres of music are accessible to the public.
This year due to coronavirus pandemic we cannot come out to our streets to celebrate this festival, as large gatherings are not allowed; however, we can celebrate it from many ways i.e. we can go online and play music with friends, you can also pick and try playing that guitar that you haven’t touched since you bought it.
How much you love music, you can also share with us. For any queries, you can email us. To stay updated, stay tuned with us. Happy World Music Day Amigos!
Credits: Wikipedia, India.com