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  • The World Music Day is celebrated every year on 21 June. The day should inspire us to explore new genres of music in appreciation of the maestros of modern and traditional music. (PHOTO: Avial’s Facebook)

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  • Baul: The nearly-extinct form of music in which ballads are used, artistes of this genre are mainly mystics. This musical tradition took birth in Bengal. Noted Baul performer Parvathy Baul with Gregore Leshe in Rumania (PHOTO: Facebook/ Traian Penciuc)

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  • Independent Music: Although film music is still very imposing on the entire scene, a few independent bands, such as Indian Ocean, Parikarma, Soulmate and Euphoria, have made their mark by coming out with aesthetically rich music and lyrics (PHOTO: Euphoria’s Facebook)

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  • Western Classical Music: Western Classical has always been a neglected genre in our country, still we have given stalwarts like Zubin Mehta, world famous conductor of Western classical music (PHOTO: Facebook)

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  • Hindustani Classical Music: With admirers far and few in India, Hindustani Classical Music has been striking the right notes on foreign shores. Remember legendary sitar maestro late Pandit Ravi Shankar who taught the instrument to Beatles-fame George Harrison (PHOTO: Facebook/ Michael Collopy)

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World Music Day: Let’s widen the taste

World Music Day: Let’s widen the taste