New Delhi: Music has been a lynchpin of our lives for ages. Its inherent need was endorsed by the quote of music legend Bob Marley which said “One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain”.

People from different walks of life do have different penchant for the genre but no one can deny its existence. From loud bass to soothing instrumentals, its range provides us with options suitable for mood and situations. Its great healing power has also been proved.

It can rescue people from gloom to ecstasy. It can contribute to success. It removes fatigue and regulates the energy. Even a person who is on the death bed can get some relief after listening to music.

Music knows no boundaries. Any good work is appreciated across the border. Irrespective of the acerbic relations among nations, musical exchanges is prevalent. From Rock to sufi, all the genres are omnipresent.

World Music Day is observed on June 21 every year across the globe to encourage young musicians as well as to use music as a tool to create harmony and awareness on different issues.

World music day also known as the Fˆte de la Musique, which began in France in 1982 and has since spread to Belgium, Britain, Luxembourg, Germany, Switzerland, Costa Rica, Israel, China, India, Lebanon, Malaysia, Morocco, Pakistan, Philippines, Romania, Colombia and other countries.

New York City has been celebrating it with its huge (1,000 concerts) Make Music New York festival since 2007. Chicago, Los Angeles, and Vancouver also have large events. Besides, world music day has also been celebrated in Sacramento, Pasadena, Oakland and Woodside.

It is a day when entire world celebrates the magical gift of music. It’s origin lies in France when, in 1976, American musician Joel Cohen, proposed an all-night music celebration marking the beginning of the summer solstice and since then, it has become a worldwide phenomenon.

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