World Music Day 21 June
I think I started to listen music when I was 11 years old. Nineteen years ago was a big turn in my life when I met with video clips on the music channels, I bought every newspaper where I could get more information about music, the life of the singers, I spent all of my money for CDs. Just like everyone in this age the wall of my room was covered with pictures of bands. The style changed in time. Pop music was replaced by the love of rock music, which has never gone away I just met with many new styles over the years. My mother was the first person who took me to the concerts of my actual favourite bands. When I was 17 I became a friend of a girl who listened the same music like me and we started to go concerts together. Our first concert experience was the performance of a hungarian reggae band. It was a whole new experience for me because it was totally live. I felt the power of music, the bass in my heart, I got a lot of energy that night what I never felt before. That summer we went to concerts every second night to listen rock, reggae, ska, rockabilly, jazz, alternative music, styles what I never heard before in the television. At the end of the summer I had many new friends. The love of the same kind of music make connections between the people who feel and thinking on the similar way. When the time of the career choice came in my life the only job which came to my mind was music journalist so I studied media and communication at the university. I started to write arcticles for music magazines, I got free tickets if I wrote reports about the events. The other side of the music industry became interesting for me, working with music bands, organizing events so I started a music manager course. Apart from travel and met with new cultures one of the reason why I applied to the EVS was to be more professional in the media field, improve my english because I want to work on bigger festivals with foreign bands. I am usually a litte bit shy person but if I work on festivals I am never thinking, never afraid of anything, just do what I like. After all these information what I shared about me I can tell that the music totally changed my life. I got energy, friends, I have a goal in my life what I want to fight for.
Written by: Ágnes Illés