“Music produces a kind of pleasure which human nature cannot do without,” goes a saying by Confucius. There is nothing like music that has been so relatable and has embraced our lives in its highs and lows. Music is something that we dance to mindlessly when alone at home or around thousands of people in the streets; it just gets right into your head and your body and makes you move.
The feeling of our favourite track playing cannot be compared to any. The trigger of unknown happiness while grooving to the music and singing the lyrics is complete bliss.
World Music Day celebrates music in all its forms and the impact it has had on the world and the human spirit.
Hyderabadis have celebrated this occasion with music concerts, events at art spaces in the city, musical gatherings at local parks, and so on. But due to the pandemic and social distancing norms laid by it, the World Music Day this year goes completely virtual.
While many bands and musicians have already taken their work online through their social media pages in the recent past, many have come up with special editions for the day.
“World Music Day is an important event for us considering our own history with it. Hence, we have planned for an entirely digital event this year to keep up with the spirit of the lockdown. We will be hosting the videos that we are now collating from artistes around Germany and India, on a digital platform,” says Jyothi Bezawada from the Goethe-Zentrum, Hyderabad.
“We will share the password with registered users. This way, we will be ensuring that we maintain the privacy of the videos and say no to plagiarism. In the end, we would love for the beauty of music to spread without boundaries,” Jyothi adds.
Alliance Francaise of Hyderabad is also hosting an online event called AFH Fête de la musique 2020. “The music rolls on from 12 noon onwards … till evening. Visit AFH FB page and enjoy a variety of music by professional musicians and amateurs, in all genres, free and relaxed from your home,” read a post on their official Facebook page.
While many plan to host virtual events, Capricio band looks forward to releasing a teaser with a song to announce their online live gigs on the day dedicated to music. “Due to the pandemic, many are not going to cafes to listen to bands playing. Also, the live scene has not been successful in giving the feeling of performing live due to internet issues or lags.
So, we wanted to do something different and will be going live on YouTube with a heavier setup and zero lag issues for the first time in India,” says Sai Teja of Capricio band. So, music enthusiasts out there can enjoy this World Music Day within the confines of your home with several virtual events happening to keep up your spirit.