Music lovers all across the globe get together to celebrate World Music Day on June 21 every year. Music brings the world closer.Not just words, there are notes, songs, and tunes to express every emotion. The day is also known as Fete de la Musique after a music festival that began in France in 1982.
The History |
It is said that the French minister of culture Jack Lang conceived the idea of music through Fete de la Musique and since then, it has been celebrated as the World Music Day.
There is another theory about how the American musician Joel Cohen proposed the idea of an all-night music celebration in France to mark the beginning of the summer solstice in 1976 and since then, the entire world celebrates this day.
The day sheds light on the importance of music and how 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 mesmerise listeners by playing their instruments in public or recreational areas.
To mark the day, around 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 this year. 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.