World Music Day 2018: Celebrating musical geniuses of the world

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Music is food for the soul. And as the world gears up to celebrate the 37th edition of the Music Day today, we enlist some iconic musicians from across the globe who has redefined music for us with their impeccable pursuit of rhythm and melody and introduced us all to an inveritable world of blissful symphony.

MICHAEL JACKSON

MICHAEL JACKSON
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The undisputed King of Pop, Michael Jackson is an icon not just for his path breaking music but also for his signature moon walking style. A total entertainer!

ELVIS PRESLEY

ELVIS PRESLEY
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The King of Rock and Roll and one of the most significant cultural icons of the 20th century, Mr Presley transformed music into some otherworldly experience altogether. If that’s not genius, I don’t know what is!

DOLLY PARTON

DOLLY PARTON
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One of the most decorated artists with nine Grammy awards and a host of others, Dolly Parton had a somewhat unique voice that could be joyful and heartbreaking at the same time. A prolific songwriter, Parton has been a terrific influence on quite a number of stars and is an even greater influence on world music.

BHUPEN HAZARIKA

BHUPEN HAZARIKA
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The Bard of Brahmaputra’s underlying themes of humanity and brotherhood in his songs is one classic representation of music’s stronghold as an all unifying force.A truly world class artist, Hazarika’s lyrics and compositions is the ultimate manifestation of real artistic power.

JOHN LENNON

JOHN LENNON
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Co- founder of the iconic band The Beatles, John Lennon found place in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. An astonishingly true musician, Lennon brought about a revolution through expressive, hope laden music.

PRINCE

PRINCE
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A versatile musician and a fearless bold artist, this King of Music counts among iconic artists of all times. Flamboyant and innovative, Prince definitely finds mention as a legend of music for the way he changed the world’s acceptance of melodies. This guy’s pure talent!

FREDDIE MERCURY

FREDDIE MERCURY
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Queen’s lead vocalist and another flamboyant persona, Freddie Mercury dished out numerous hits as one of the greatest singers in the history of popular music. This, and the fact that he was inducted into 3 Halls of Fame goes on to prove his musical prowess.

A R RAHMAN

A R RAHMAN
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A terrific musician and composer, A R Rahman is a true musical delight. With his stupendous hold on a wide repertoire of world music, the maestro’s soul stirring melodies has its niche presence in the music world.

WHITNEY HOUSTON

WHITNEY HOUSTON
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The most awarded female act of all times as cited by the Guinness World Records is proof enough of Houston’s exemplary talent as a singer, in spite of a voice that was just ‘not fit enough to sing’. And yet her music lives on even now in her true style and charisma.

CHESTER BENNINGTON

CHESTER BENNINGTON
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As a vocalist of the popular boy band Linking Park, Bennington had a critical presence in the world music scene. The emotional tone of his voice sure left a lasting impression on all who swore by the singer’s musical prowess.


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