In Jaipur, the World Music Day (WMD) was celebrated at Maharana Auditorium, Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan Vidyasharam School from 7pm to late night on June 21.
Both the professional music-makers and amateur performed. The audience, with a good number of youngsters, enjoyed the performances by swaying and grooving to the catchy tunes. It was a treat to experience a variety of music as solo and group, vocal and instrumental, modern and folk, classical and light at WMD concert.
Also, FM channels, a few hotels and some music clubs of the city organized music festivals to give a taste of a spectrum and genres of music to the audience ranging from light Indian classical music to international rock as well as vocal to instrumental.
Not only that, a few marriage parties too engaged the folk artists of Rajasthan to dedicate the performances to WMD. I attended the wedding of the son of my friend, who being a music lover, specially made the ceremony a singing night as shown the inset picture.
The WMD, also known as Fete de la Musique, has become a worldwide popular event which first began in France in 1981 and now countries from across the globe celebrate this musical extravaganza by organizing both professional and street concerts.The participation of people in music, cutting across the age and language barriers, made Herbie Hancock to rightly remark, ?Music happens to be an art form that transcends language.?