Did you know that the universal language of mankind has its own day? Yes, World Music Day is celebrated annually on June 21 in several countries all over the world. It originated in France in the early 1980s and gradually spread around the globe. People normally celebrate this day by organizing concerts and musicals or even just playing music in public places and celebrating together. But this year, because of the coronavirus pandemic, the celebration, like every other is going to be different— with safety measures and social distancing on top of the list.
This doesn’t mean you will not be able to celebrate it at all. You can still celebrate this event in a safe yet enjoyable manner. VoucherCodesUAE presents to you 5 interesting facts on music and ways you can celebrate the wonderful gift of music this year.
5 Interesting Music Facts
- The Beatles was one of the most popular English rock bands, but none of its members knew how to read or write music.
- The piano used by Freddie Mercury to record “Bohemian Rhapsody” is the same one Paul McCartney used later for “Hey Jude”.
- Along with painting, poetry, literature, and architecture, music was an event in the Olympics from 1912 until 1948.
- A Canadian astronaut has released an album, with songs accompanied by the first music video ever recorded in space.
- 70 different pieces of wood are used to make a modern violin.
Ways to Celebrate World Music Day
Listen to your favorite music
How can you celebrate World Music Day without listening to music? Celebrating this day doesn’t necessarily mean only attending concerts and shows. You can have your own show even at home. Play your favorite music and just relax to the melodious sound. For a more concert-like feel, play it on full volume via Bluetooth speakers.
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Dance along to music videos
Watch some punchy music videos and dance to the rhythm. You can even change into your gym wear and turn this into an amazing workout with some Zumba sessions. Burn calories as you move to JLo’s tunes or just enjoy swaying to Bob Marley’s reggae numbers. Make this day all about enjoying and acknowledging the wonderful art of melodies.
Have your own jam session at home
Organize a mini-concert at home all by yourself or with the other musicians in your family and have your own jam session. Besides, with all the online music sessions these days, you can have a special one exclusively for World Music Day. Having a singing competition or even a karaoke session would a really fun way not only to celebrate this day but also to spend some enjoyable time with your family.
Learn a new instrument
Don’t you know how to play any instrument? No worries, you can always learn one that you find intriguing. Apart from providing free music to everyone, the main aim of World Music Day is to encourage musicians in every way— appreciate the established musicians as well as introduce the amateur ones and showcase their work to the world. Besides, it’s never too late to engage in a new hobby.
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Watch music-based movies or biopics
Watch movies about music, musicians, or the industry in your personal home theater. Whether it is Rami Malek playing Freddie Mercury in “Bohemian Rhapsody” or the pretty musical “La La Land”, watch your favorite music-based movies on Netflix and celebrate World Music Day from your couch itself.
Attend a virtual music concert
Play some previous concerts of your favorite band and musicians using a projector and attend a virtual concert. You can even prepare chilled drinks and some healthy snacks to get a real feel.
Celebrating Music Day along with Father’s Day
June 21 is also Father’s Day. We have already listed special father’s day deals in UAE along with ways to make him feel special. Now, adding to the list would be to listen to music together. Get to know his playlist, and play his favorite songs. Let him remember his good times and urge him to share his anecdotes with you. Learn new things about your dad through his music. Bonus, if he loves to play his own.
Technological advancement has come a long way and the past few years have even seen musicians being able to stream concerts to virtual reality headsets, thus, allowing fans to enjoy the virtual spectacle right from the comfort of their homes. Get yourself a virtual reality headset and indulge in these mesmerizing virtual concerts.
While it is recommended to listen to music every day, you have to make it a point to indulge in some music on World Music Day. On a side note, you can actually do any of the above whenever you feel like it too!
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