Today is World Music Day, a day when the globe celebrates music in all its glory. It was started in France in 1976 by American musician Joel Cohen, who proposed an all-night music celebration to mark the beginning of the summer solstice (which occurs sometime between December 20 and December 23 each year in the Southern Hemisphere and between June 20 and June 22 in the Northern Hemisphere). Since then, this particular day has become a worldwide phenomenon.
Here’s how the city is celebrating the day with some music events and special gigs.
Clubbing together the biggest day in the history of music — World Music Day (today) with the day that marked the biggest loss to the world music scene — the death of Michael Jackson (June 25), the event here will celebrate the timeless music of MJ. The event will see MJ’s most popular numbers, along with the regular Rabbit Hole Sessions at the club. Come here to witness a unique mix of new and world renowned compositions.
Where: Turquoise Cottage, Vasant Vihar
Timing: 9pm onwards
Here’s a treat for all jazz lovers, as The Blue Frog will present a homage to French musician Serge Gainsbourg tonight. The night will feature an ensemble of musicians, led by Stefan Kaye, covering songs from Gainsbourg’s extensive repertoire, as well as choreographed dance pieces. Delhi-based band Jazz Bastards, along with other artists, will pay a tribute to the French singer, who was known for his jazz, ballads, mambo, lounge, reggae and pop hits.
Where: Blue Frog, Seven Style Mile Kila, Mehrauli
Timing: 9.30pm onwards
Entry: Rs 300 (post 9pm)
Witness an ensemble of works by some of the world’s greatest musicians under one roof, from the legendary Michael Jackson, John Lennon, Bob Marley, Paul McCartney to U2. The hit numbers of these great artists will be performed by three artists, who are well-known in Delhi’s music scene — Lou Majaw, Jordan Johnson and Shantanu Pandit.
Where: Manajsa, G12 Hauz Khas
Timing: 9 pm onwards
Entry: Rs 200 (post 9pm)
Hard Rock Cafe
If you love his numbers, then head here to celebrate the day of music with a special tribute to the King of Pop — Michael Jackson. The musician, known for his smashing hits such as Thriller, Beat It, Billie Jean and Smooth Criminal, among many others, will be given a tribute by the band Neverek and Friends.
Where: Hard Rock Cafe, Saket
Timing: 10pm onwards
Entry: Rs 500 (post 9pm)
They call this night — A live tribute to Michael Jackson, as the magic of the star performer will come alive here. With special screenings of live concerts of MJ, the night aims to take the crowd to a musical high. The in-house band will belt out some of MJ’s popular numbers, along with the DJ spinning music all night long. So, come here to experience a thrilling night dedicated to the ‘Moonwalker’.
Where: Blues Cafe and Blues, N12, Connaught Place
Timing: 9pm onwards
A jam session by DJ Jordan, DJ Mani and VJ Karan will mark the World Music Day here. A special tribute will be paid to the greatest musicians worldwide on the video floor here. For the fans of MJ, a non-stop medley of his smashing hits will be played all day. Go for the unlimited IMFL for three hours (Rs 999) here.
Where: Zygo The Club, MGF Metropolitan Mall,
Gurgaon Timing: 12 Noon - 12 midnight;
Entry: Free (Stags not allowed)
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