World Music Day 2022 : Mumabi, World Music Day is an annual celebration observed on June 21. Known as Fete de la Musique as it originated in France, the day encourages musicians all across the globe to showcase their talent.
It won’t be wrong to say that music is the way of life. It gives you a reason to dance and celebrate the moments. So on World Music Day, celebs share how music uplifts their mood.
My day starts with music and even ends with it. I can’t imagine not listening to songs through the day. I’m a hopeless romantic, and songs just make me feel amazing at all times. My favourite songs are ‘Tu aisa kaise hai’ by Osho Jain and ‘When I’m with you’ by JJ Heller.
Music always calms me down, it helps me to reflect. It connects me with myself. I love all kinds of music so it’s difficult to select only two songs, but having said that Leonard Cohen’s ‘Susanne’ and Don McLean’s ‘Falling through time’ have been my all time favourite and have stayed with me since I was 16 years old.
Music has the power to really change the vibration. I always try to listen to music which has lyrics which are positive. I feel that it affects your mood and your vibration frequency. I think music has a way of resetting your entire vibe. I love this song ‘Gilehriyaan’ from Dangal and ‘Qaafirana’ from Kedarnath which I’m listening to these days. I listen to a lot of different kinds of music but these have been on my playlist.
Music is one of the most important parts of my life. I frequently go and listen to music, it’s one of those things that makes me feel happy and good about myself and helps me to detach myself from all the stress, mental pressure which I have during my work.
Since I also love dancing, I’m really connected to music. Especially Arijit Singh songs and Shreya Ghoshal songs.
I think music is something that really calms your mind. Whenever I have to workout or cook or do anything in my daily routine I tune into any of the songs. I have this wireless earbuds of mine and that is constantly there wherever I go.
Music improves your concentration and also uplifts your mood when you are sad or not feeling good. I think Janam Janam by Arijit Singh and Rhythm Divine by Enrique some of Shakira songs like Hips Don’t Lie, all of these are my all time favourite.
From Excuses to Tere Jaisa Yaar Kahaan, celebrities share their favourite songs this World Music Day
Chitra Vakil Sharma
It’s impossible to name just two songs, I mean for every single mood, I have a list of at least ten songs I could probably listen to. Music is where my heart lies. I am a big Bollywood buff. Music helps me in every way, and I believe that music is a piece of art that goes from the ears straight to the heart.
The songs that I am listening to on a loop currently are ‘Baadalon Mein Chup Rayha Hai Chand Kya’ and ‘Raabta‘. Arijit Singh is my absolute favourite singer in the industry, his songs have a soul of their own.
Sometimes I am stunned by how impactful music can prove to be.
My all-time favourite song is Pal Pal Dil Ke Paas by Kishore Kumaar. I really like to listen to music. Whenever I’m happy or sad I listen to songs.
I go for a long drive and listen to Kishore Da and my mood gets better. One of the main reasons that I’m really fond of listening to songs is because my wife is a singer.
So listening to music gives me a very homely feeling. Another main reason is my daughter is 3.5 years old, as soon as I reach home, I have to dance with her on the DJ version of Lakdi Ki Kathi. Ginnie Virdi Chandaniya Ruk Jana Re is always on my mind and on the top of my list for my daughter.
Rest I’m into Hindi folk and English songs as music is beautiful in any language, for me music is soothing and a breather.
My favourite song is Old Skool by Sidhu Moose Wala and another one is Excuses by AP Dhillon. I can listen to this every day. Mood gets better as soon as I listen to these songs.
After listening to music even though I’m stressed my mood gets better.
Jab Koi Baat Bigadh Jaaye, Tumko Dekha Toh Yeh Khayal Aaya, and Nothing’s Gonna Change My Love For You are my favourite numbers. Listening to music gives peace and joy to the mind, listening to music inspires a person to do something better in life.
Music is a must for everyone. It allows us to have all possible emotions through the lyrics, tune and rhythm. Music helps to reach to every emotion deeply and pace up or mood whenever we feel low.
Music has a power to make anyone emotional, make anyone dance, make anyone sentimental and can break anyone from inside. Whatever music we listen to our mood changes accordingly.
Music is something that can encourage any kind of emotion.
Without music, life is incomplete. Music is required everywhere, while doing meditation also While we breath in and breath out, I think music is everything and nothing can beat that.
Even festivals are incomplete without music.
Two of my favourite songs are Har Ghadi Badal Rahi Hai and second song is Suraj Hua Maddham. These two are always on my top most songs. I think music takes you to a different level. It can pull you out of depression, it can also take you to a very happy note.
Music is a most soothing factor in anybody’s life. When I am in a very happy mood, it’s always been an upbeat music.
I’m a big fan of O.P Nayyar and Laxmikant Pyarelal and Shankar Jaikishan, so my concept of love for music is from 60’s and 70’s where Kishore Da and Mohammed Rafi ruled the industry.
I think that era of music will always stay with me and I will continue to listen whenever I go on my shoot. My FM is connected to the channel which comes up with such old beautiful songs.
I get so charged up that I don’t realise if I’m tired or not. Even when I come home, I want to listen to these nostalgic songs. I want to take a long drive from here to Nasik while just listening to Kishore Da and Mohammed Rafi songs.
In my family, everyone is influenced by Mohammad Rafi ji. My dad still does shows even after being a commissioner of GST.
He follows his passion. He does lots of live shows for Rafi sahab.
Two songs which is on my top list is Pehla Nasha and Dil se. There are a lot of songs but these are my favourite.
There is something in this that drives me crazy. It takes me to another level and uplifts my mood whether I am tired working or feeling low
World Music Day: Chitra Vakil Sharma talks about the significance of music!
On the occasion of World Music Day, producer Chitra Vakil Sharma reminisces about her journey of starting her own music channel on YouTube. She also elaborates on her collaboration with singer and music composer Eklavya Sakpal for the same.
“My association with Eklavya Sakpal is divine in itself. We are spiritually connected to each other for a very long time but we never worked together professionally. One divine day things just clicked in a moment of our normal conversation and we decided to do Shiv Ki Dhun together.
Shiv Ki Dhun is a beautiful song; penned, composed and sung by Eklavya Sakpal.
This song is an anthem for every soul who believes in Lord Shiva. Once we started talking about Shiv Ki Dhun then, very mystically, we just landed up creating our own label called Jupiter Hub and that too on the auspicious day of Mahashivratri, plus a YouTube channel with the same name.
Now my association with Eklavya Sakpal is such that we are thinking on the same scale for doing more songs together on our label Jupiter Hub,” she says.
Talking about the response to her YouTube channel, she adds, “We started our YouTube channel Jupiter Hub, right from the base level of beginning. That is from no subscribers and no views at all.
And to our surprise, within less than a month’s time we reached the necessary requirement of channel monetisation from YouTube. I believe this is truly a sign of being supported by the universe itself.”
Om Namah Shivay was loved by the viewers, says Chitra. “Om Namah Shivay is not a song, it’s a track basically. It’s a mantra chant. We wanted to start our channel with this, bringing in a lot of auspicious energies into our work and life, that is why we recorded 108 times Om Namah Shivaya, for our channel first, and mystically it worked.
It got our channel monetised within a month of our first upload. This is not less than a miracle,” she says.
Talking about future plans, she adds, “To start with, we are just focusing on original compositions of Eklavya Sakpal.
All the songs we are working on are about our favourite Mahadev, touching the different cultures and traditions of our country musically and soulfully.
All these songs are truly magnificent in terms of Indian culture spiritually and on the next level of the devotional genre altogether. These songs will itself mark the beginning of a new trend in the music industry.”
Music is everything for her, says the producer, adding “Whether I’m working or travelling, music is always there. Music is a healing tool for me. It soothes my soul and just re-energises me.
And nowadays listening to 108 Times Om Namah Shivaya and Shiv Ki Dhun both by Eklavya Sakpal is simply just a part of my daily routine.”