The World Music day is celebrated in June 21st Every year. World Music Day, was a music festival that began in France in the year of 1982. In France it is called as Fete de la Musique. This day the musicians used to perform for free in open areas. Mostly it was organized in parks, museums, train stations, castles etc. It is very useful for all sorts of music is available to the public. It will reach the people easily by this way. It will give the opportunity to get together and share their music knowledge with others.

Countries Celebrating World Music Day

Music day festival is basically began in France and it is spread all over the world. Several countries celebrating the music day every year. Here I mentioned some countries for your reference.

  • India
  • United States
  • United Kingdom
  • Srilanka
  • Switzerland
  • Thailand
  • Serbia
  • Philippines
  • Portugal
  • Poland
  • Malaysia
  • Maldives
  • Peru
  • Lebanon
  • Italy
  • Argentina (They used to celebrate on September 21st)
  • Jamaica
  • Colombia

The term 'World Music' not only refers traditional music and it also includes non-western music.  Local people used to play the folk music, it is their culture. World Music Day is celebrated in several countries. It is celebrated in India also. This is used to cultivate peace and spread the peace through music.

All Musicians in the world are invited to perform on World Music Day. India is a land for a variety of cultures, traditions and art forms. Each and every region having their own uniqueness in music.

Classification of Indian Music

Indian Music is classified into two categories.

  • Hindustanic music (It is belonging to North India)
  • Carnatic Music (It belongs to South India)

Other forms of music are

  • Bhajans
  • Devotional Songs
  • Indi-Pop
  • Tribal
  • Film Songs
  • Remixes and Fusion

Carnatic Music

Carnatic music is basically associated with the southern part of the Indian country. Andra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Karnataka are the four main states in the southern part. Vocal music is the main emphasis of Carnatic music. Several compositions are written for sung.

Carnatic Music Compositions from Music Giants

Mainly compositions made by 3 giants

  1. Muthuswami Dikshitar (Mainly composed in the language of Sanskrit)
  2. Tyagaraja Swamigal (Mainly composed in the language of Telugu)
  3. Syama Sastri (Mainly composed in the language of Telugu)

The three music giants innovated several Ragaas and Taalas. They had remarkable ability to innovate new Raggas and Taalas. Syama Sastri is a genius for discovering new forms.

Music is the magical gift for everyone in the world. All in the world, loves music. Music will heal our pains and wounds. Everyone enjoying the music when they are leisure. Music is used to change their mood also. Music will give happiness to us. Small babies used to sleep when hearing good music. So start listening the music and change your world.

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