I got to know that June 21 has been celebrated as World Music Day, so while everybody else was twisting themselves into knots, because of the new ‘Yoga Day’ political tamasha (started from last year), I busied myself , along with other Newsnet One interns, concentrating on World Music Day instead. Honestly, most Biharis are clueless about this World Music Day.
A true companion is someone who, is always with you in need, to overcome or to give the potential to sustain. Likewise music has become a part of everyone’s life. Today (21 June) is celebrated as world Music day. ‘Shakespeare said, if music be the food of love, play on.’ said Aaryan Raj, a fresh graduate from the English department of St. Xavier’s College . He plays the guitar, and thinks that he probably will compose a lyric or two before he turns forty.
“Music provides energy, when we take deep breath we listen a riddle which flows inside us. And makes us feel relax or to change our environment. The change in energy level helps to perform better in day to day life. Music has no boundary, no language it can only be feel from inside. Listening to music, helps you to conquer and spread love all over the world, and it depends which kind of music we are listening (R&B, jazz, rock, classical, religious, soothing). This is a famous saying by Jamaican musician, singer, songwriter, guitarist Bob Marley about Music brining the power of love and peace”, said Gyan Prakash a senior pilot at Patna Airport.
‘World music day should be an opportunity for the Department of Youth and cultural affairs to promote folk and regional music of Bihar along with the latest trends in Bhojpuri and Maithili pop music,’ said Ashutosh Rana, a young classical singer.
“I seriously feel that the musical talent of Bihar should be promoted on June 21. Have Yoga in the morning and Music in the evening,” said Shalini of Patna Women’s College. “I had no idea that June 21 was World Music Day.
The youth are the ones who never want to be separated from music. Most of the time they are listening to music on their smart phones and laptops.
“It has become my addiction, if I don’t listen to music I feel something missing. It’s a matter of sensation, feeling, emotion. In our leisure time we listen to music, so we don’t fell alone and become a hunt of loneliness ” Said by Ashish Ranjan a student of engineering and a local resident of Boring Road.
“It makes me feel relaxed, calm, soothes and motivates me when I am low at my energy level and makes me feel alive, said another student of St. Xavier’s College in Patna. Music gives us a sense of belonging and we all individual personify ourselves with music, that’s why we say “this is my favourite song.”
June 21st is World Music Day. It’s a day to share and celebrate music. Make this week World Music Week, and encourage young musicians by listening to their music.
– inputs by Karn and Debashish, photo Effkay