On the occasion of World Music Day 2023: Whether it’s moments of joy or moments of difficulty, times of solitude or moments of joy with friends, whether traveling or working from home, music serves as the soundtrack to every aspect of our lives. It enables us to celebrate, find tranquility, or simply experience happiness and appreciate life. Like any other form of artistic expression, music surpasses language barriers, which is what makes it so beautiful. Music has the power to soothe the mind and uplift the spirit. Every year, World Music Day is observed to celebrate the beauty of music and to honor singers and musicians who consistently bestow upon us this splendid art.
The celebration of World Music Day is a grand affair worldwide. As we prepare to commemorate this special day, here are some interesting facts to know:
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This global event is celebrated on June 21st annually. In nearly 120 countries, World Music Day is celebrated through concerts, musical performances, and various other events.
World Music Day came into existence inspired by Fete de la Musique, a music festival that originated in France in 1982. In 1981, Jack Lang, the French Minister of Culture, conceived the idea of dedicating a day to music. Another theory suggests that in 1976, Joel Cohen proposed the concept of an all-night music celebration to herald the start of the summer solstice, and ever since, World Music Day has been celebrated on June 21st.
The objective of World Music Day is to make music more accessible to the younger generation as an art form. Additionally, it aims to create an inclusive space, encouraging people to explore various genres of music and appreciate the artistry of newer generations.
On this day, musicians and singers pay tribute to music as an art form by performing for the public in open spaces. Concerts, performances, and events are organized globally to mark this festive occasion.
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