“If music be the food of love, play on”, Shakespeare once said. It’s what makes the world go round. Whether it’s singing in the streets for national Pride festivals, or benefit concerts in dedication of those we’ve lost, music truly can be the best medicine. As a performer, the power is in your hands, to bring joy, or sadness, to yourself and to those around you. Witnessing a performer at work is a privilege, and we’ve found 12 lost in the moment of their music.