Music exists across all borders and all generations. It is a way of expressing and communicating which contributes to a better mutual understanding between people and their different cultures. World Music Day celebrates music in all its forms and the impact it’s had on the world and the human spirit.
Music has existed for as long as mankind has found its voice, and quite possibly before. Every culture of the world has it’s own form of music, as distinct and unique to its area as language and cuisine.
“As a musician, on this World Music Day, I would like to emphasize on the power that music has in bringing people together – from diverse cultures and backgrounds. It is a beautiful art form that fills the void left by words — when words are not enough to express an emotion. This is the reason why it is said to transcend the limits of time and space. Besides this, it also teaches us compassion and patience. Although India is a land of great musicians, there is not much emphasis given to this art form in the country yet. Music education should be made an integral part of the curriculum in educational institutions so that those who wish to make a career in this field can benefit. I would also like to emphasize that passion for music need to not take a backseat because one must focus on academics. It is possible to strike a balance between studies and music provided you believe in yourself and pursue the art diligently. “says Shyamoli Sanghi, Singer.