ISLAMABAD: Music lovers and those associated with music as a profession are celebrating World Music Day across the globe including Pakistan on Thursday to show respect for all forms of music.
Instrumentalists‚ singers‚ composers‚ ensembles‚ individual musicians‚ musicologists and others related to the field of music are marking the day with concerts‚ community events and other programs to highlight the value of music as part of life.
The 21st June has been designated as World Music Day‚ a day when world will celebrate the magical gift of music. To celebrate this day‚ local and amateur musicians are allowed and encouraged to perform their music in public spaces without any restriction in most parts of the world. The music lovers consider it as a fabulous day to celebrate the spirit of music in all its forms.
World Music Day began in France in 1982 and has since spread to Belgium‚ Britain‚ Luxembourg‚ Germany‚ Switzerland‚ Costa Rica‚ Israel‚ China‚ India‚ Lebanon‚ Malaysia‚ Morocco‚ Pakistan‚ Philippines‚ Romania‚ Colombia and other countries. (PPI)