"If music be the food of inclusion, play on;
That strain again! it had a dying fall;
O, it came o'er my ear like the sweet sound."
The works of Shakespeare are filled with references to music, demonstrating the unique role it plays in the lives of human beings. Music is important for our well-being and also contributes to our sense of belonging in society.
The former Radio 1 host Jameela Jamil clearly understands this, as she has just set up an initiative for disabled music fans.
Why Not People? will work with venues to stage live music performances for disabled people.
Exciting times lie ahead: we wish Jameela and her pals all the best with helping to create a truly level playing field for every devotee of live music.
Jamil said: "I one day decided I simply can't continue living in a world that excludes such a large part of society. Some of my best friends are those people. Their disabilities should not prohibit them from having the same social experience as those of us who do not face the same challenges. "In this day and age, and with so many technological advances, I simply refuse to believe we can't make more effort to create a more balanced society, one that accommodates those of us who already face so many daily struggles already. I am so grateful that I am finally in a position where I can help to do something about it."