World Music Day 2021: Importance, memorable quotes and how to celebrate during Pandemic
In 1982, Jack Lang, France's cultural minister, and Maurice Fleuret, a French composer, came up with the idea of commemorating World Music Day.Author : Sheetal J Bhalla
What began as a music festival (Fête de la Musique) in 1982 in France has evolved into World Music Day, which is celebrated every year on June 21. This day honours both aspiring and seasoned musicians, emphasising the concept of equal opportunity in the field of music. Every musician is encouraged to share his or her achievements with the rest of the world on this day.In 1982, Jack Lang, France's cultural minister, and Maurice Fleuret, a French composer, came up with the idea of commemorating World Music Day. It all started on the summer solstice in Paris. In more than 120 countries, World Music Day is commemorated with free concerts held in public spaces such as streets, stations, museums, and parks. On this day, musicians enjoy performing at public. Starting from 1982, the summer solstice day of June 21 came to be observed as the World Music Day.
Theme - World Music day 2021
“Music at the Intersections” is the theme of World Music Day 2021. The event's other name is "Make Music Day," which emphasises the importance of fostering one's passion for music and freely sharing music with others. Due of the Covid-19 outbreak, there will be no public concerts to commemorate World Music Day this year.Nevertheless, the spirit of the day will keep ringing in the minds of music lovers.
How to celebrate World Music Day in 2021
The Covid-19 pandemic has altered our behaviour. You may not be able to attend live performances this year due to current restrictions. Nonetheless, the digital age has provided us with numerous options to commemorate this day in unique ways. Here are some suggestions for commemorating WMD in 2021.
** Use music streaming applications to spend the entire day with your family listening to your favourite music.
** Take a look at some fascinating music articles and share them on social media.
** Inviting your friends to take part in online music concerts is a great way to celebrate Music Day.
** Make music with your loved ones. Record both vocal (whatever it sounds) and instrumental (anything you get to compose music with) and share it with your friends for fun.
Some inspiring quotes on music
** "Music is like a dream … One that I cannot hear." ― Beethoven
** “Music is a world within itself. It’s a language we all understand.” -- Stevie Wonder
** "One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain." ― Bob Marley
** "I think music in itself is healing. It's an explosive expression of humanity. It's something we are all touched by. No matter what culture we're from, everyone loves music." ― Billy Joel
** "If I were not a physicist, I would probably be a musician. I often think in music. I live my daydreams in music. I see my life in terms of music." ― Albert Einstein
** “Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything.” — Plato