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World Music Day 2020

Music is celebrated every year on June 21. This tradition started in 1982 in France as 'Fete de la Musique', (The festival of music).

World Music Day this year is likely to be celebrated mostly indoors due to the COVID-19 pandemic. But that won’t kill the spirit and joy of listening to music. 

Unlike previous years, there may be fewer people with their guitars and violins in parks and other public places.

The man behind  the creation of World Music Day was the then French Minister of Culture Jack Lang. It was so popular that it spread worldwide and people in every country celebrate the day in their own unique way.

In most nations music lovers organize concerts in parks, bus stations, museums, cafes and other public places.The day is also a great opportunity for young talents to showcase their music.

Why music is essential in life

Music is often used as a therapy for its soothing power. According to experts – 

Music helps lower stress.

Is known to help people sleep better.

Therapists use music to treat people with mental health issues.

Music helps children, with learning disorder, concentrate on their work

Famous quotes on music:

“Music is like a dream…One that I cannot hear.” ― Beethoven

 “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

“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

“One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.” ― Bob Marley

We take this opportunity to wish all musician a happy world music day.

Source: ndtv

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