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In search of a musical holiday!

Tuesday, 18 October 2016
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Music is the soul of life. Every genre of music is unique with an innate power to alter energy levels, improve mood and even heal emotional trauma. Like food, good music is a fascinating therapy that speaks to your heart.

UNESCO Creative Cities Network named 19 cities as the ÔÇ£City of MusicÔÇØ, in 2015. LetÔÇÖs have a look at 5 cities from the list.

Best Destinations for music

Liverpool, UK

The birthplace of The Beatles and The Mojos, Liverpool lives and breathes music. Recognised by Guinness World Records as the World Capital City of Pop in 2001, Liverpool celebrates and represents several music genres and cultures. Well-known for its cross-genre music form, this city has something for every music aficionado. So, while in this city, you must surely drop by the Concert Square, Mathew Street, Hardman Street and Hope Street for eclectic musical venues. Cavern, Zanzibar and EricsÔÇÖs club are spots you should definitely hit, to enjoy the best of Mersey beat, Pop, Jazz, Rock, R&B, Blues, and other contemporary music forms.

Salvador, Brazil

The true party capital of Brazil, Salvador is home to hip-swaying genre Ax├®, the Afro-Caribbean fusion of Marcha, Reggae, and Calypso. This city is a melting pot of musical forms such as Samba, Afro, MPB, Candombl├® music, Bolero and Salsa. Pelourinho, the old city centre comes alive with music and entertainment during the evenings. Stop by venues such as Pra├ºa Quincas Berro D'Agua, Largo Pedro Archanjo and Pra├ºa Teresa Batista for an enthralling musical experience.

Kingston, Jamaica

The hometown of Bob Marley, one of the most influential musicians of all time, Jamaica is a paradise for Caribbean music fanatics. Music forms such as Ska (fusion of Caribbean Mento and Calypso), Rocksteady, Reggea and Dub have their roots in this region. DonÔÇÖt miss out on the vibrant night music life at the Redbones Blues Caf├®, Ranny Williams Entertainment Centre and the Oneil's Place.

Varanasi, India

Varanasi, the cultural hub of India pulsates with mysticism, classic art and of course heavenly Hindustani music. The soul soothing rendition combined with musical instruments such as Shehnai, Sarod, Tabla and Sitar takes the listener to a different plateau. World renowned musicians such as Pandit Ravi Shankar, Ustad Bismillah Khan and Pandit Jotin Bhattacharya all hail from this beautiful city of Varanasi. The holy grail of Varanasi is The International Music Centre Ashram, which hosts concerts of the musical exponents. If you are staying a bit longer, you could even try learning this beautiful form of art.

Adelaide, Australia

With the strongest live music scenario, Adelaide is famous for Oz rock, Opera, and Contemporary indigenous music that embraces several genres such as folk, blues, pop, hip hop and classical music. The live vibrant music scene in Adelaide encourages upcoming bands and solo artists. While in Adelaide ensure you hop into venues such as Adelaide Entertainment Centre, Adelaide Unibar ,The Crown & Anchor (The Cranker) and the Ed Castle for a good jig.

Now give wings to your heart and fly into the city of music. Tell us your favourite musical destination!

Last modified on Tuesday, 18 October 2016 06:15