World Music Day: World Music Day is marked on June 21 every year to honor the singers and musicians for the gift of music, which gives flight to the imagination and life to everything. World Music Day is observed to celebrate the power of this great art.
Also known as Fête de la Musique, it is celebrated for motivating young and professional musicians to perform. Around 120+ countries celebrate this day and organize free public concerts in stadiums, parks, and public places.
World Music Day: History
World Music Day was first celebrated in 1982 in Solstice in France. Then French Minister of Art & Culture, Jack Lange, and Maurice Fleuret started Fere de la Musique in Paris. Fleuret, who played a key role in initiating a day for celebrating music, was a French composer, festival organizer, music journalist, and radio producer.
World Music Day: Significance
World Music Day is celebrated to provide free music for all music lovers and to provide a platform for professional musicians to showcase their talents to the world. It is celebrated to highlight the benefits of music for the human mind and body.
Many studies and experts have pointed out that music helps in providing better sleep, reducing stress, and keeping us going. With the right kind of music, people can concentrate on their jobs and also give better performances.