World Music Day celebrates music in all its forms and leaves its impact on the world and the human spirit.
World Music Day is a free celebration of music around the world on June 21st.
The best way to Celebrate World Music Day is to spend the day listening to all your old favorites.
World music Day is being celebrated on, June 21, marking the beginning of summertime solstice, i.e. the longest day of the year. Initiated through France in 1982, world music day has been followed via over 120 nations the world over, which includes India.
The history behind World Music Day:
Artiste Joel Cohen back in 1976. However, it was France that first included world music Day as a day of national importance, which was later followed by many nations. The first global music Day or Fete de la Musique took place on June 21, 1982 – the year’s summertime solstice in the northern hemisphere. Thousands of citizens came out to the part inside the initiative all throughout France, till late at night. It later has become a (part) countrywide holiday. Over the years, world music Day has evolved to discover new musical trends and songs from across the world and revives traditional music.
World Music Day in Different Countries:
The huge success and recognition of the event in France led many nations to undertake it in the next years. 1985 was being celebrated as the European year of the music. That year, several European nations began celebrating it. In 1997, the European party of music constitution was signed in Budapest, encouraging all countries outside Europe to join the world music Day. Over the years, world music Day has become an important summertime event in several countries. Normally, everywhere, this day signifies bringing out music on the streets and without any profit.
Our Indian tradition is rich in musical records and traditions. The range in Indian music is so vastly assorted that it is tough to achieve them together. Whilst the music in India is based totally on a few basic rhythms and notes, yet the difference is observing in their programs. However Indian music is widely classified as traditional or folk, classical and popular music.
The most notable Indian instruments include the Sitar, the Tablas, the Sarangi, and the Shehnai, Guitar, and Keyboard. Most of these instruments were a vital part of the Indian culture and were used in multiple musical genres over the period of time.
Since India is a land of variety with numerous cultures, every area which has its personal unique musical form celebrates the day to continue the everlasting lifestyle of music.
“Music does not lie. If there is something to be changed in this world, then it can only happen through music.”
BENEFITS OF MUSIC:-
Over a period of time, music has changed drastically. Preferences for music and musical instruments are changing. It is believed that women tend to listen to soft and peaceful music whereas men tend to listen to heavy metal, hard rock, and loud music. But we only see preferences and our choice rather than its benefits on our psychological, physical, behavioral, mental and environmental health. Music plays a vital role in benefiting us in all five factors. Your psychology decides your behaviour and your behaviour indirectly reflects your personality that decides what type of music you tend to listen. Mental health affects a lot if you listen to hardcore music or loud music. Physical and environmental factors are the core factors that indirectly reflect on what type of music you prefer and listen and will affect you accordingly. Also, people are giving preferences to western, pop, jazz and hard rock music whereas in today’s modern era the charm of traditional, folk, classical music is dissolving. Hence every human should balance and give importance to every musical genre rather than listening to one because it will not only benefit your life but will also fill your life with colours.