All over the world, June 21 is celebrated as ‘World Music Day’. It is also known as ‘Fete de la Musique’ in French and Make Music Day as well.
Music has the power to do just about anything. It has the ability to make you feel emotions that you may have been connected to before. Not only that, music is able to heal you during the worst of times.
For tons of music lovers around the world, this is a special day. It honours musicians around the world and their contribution towards making everything all that more melodious. The existence of various genres in music does not only indicate variety but it also a reflection of the history and culture from where they have emerged from.
World Music Day was first celebrated in France in 1982. The Minister of Art and Culture, Jack Lange, gave this festival a green light, along with a renowned French composer named Maurice Fleuret. Every year, it is celebrated on the day of the summer solstice, which is June 21. The aim behind this was to bring people out on the streets and enjoy themselves listening to the music, however they like it.
Since then, around 120 countries in the world celebrate this incredible day.
For many of us, music is an integral part of our lives. Be it being professionally trained or being a self-proclaimed bathroom singer, it does not matter because this is something that we absolutely love. Therefore, what better way to celebrate this than today as it celebrates music through and through.
- “If music is the food of love, play on.” – William Shakespeare
- “Without music, life would be a mistake.” – Friedrich Nietzsche
- “Music is everybody’s possession. It’s only publishers who think that people own it.” -John Lennon
- “One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.” -Bob Marley
- “I don’t sing because I’m happy; I’m happy because I sing.” – William James
- “Music is a world within itself. It’s a language we all understand.” -Stevie Wonder
- “Music is powerful. As people listen to it, they can be affected. They respond.” Ray Charles