It’s amazing how music can break down walls and cross borders with the message it conveys, arousing different emotions inside each of us. Its this mere fact that allows musicians to develop a fan base and perform in different countries.
I’ve often asked myself, why is music so powerful? why am I able to be moved even by words I don’t understand? It all comes down to the fact that music is truly universal.
Music is found in every culture, and might have predate language (spoken word) in history. Before the days of itunes, ipods, cd players, radio, tv, and of course, autotunes, music was made from natural sounds; now called ”Ancient Sounds”. Some people believe that birds were the first source of music, whereas others refer to early music as traditional, which includes Asian, Jewish, Middle-Eastern, African, and Caribbean.
In society today, individuals like myself are absorbed into a diverse pop culture which includes a wide range of genres and artists from around the globe. For example, a native english speaker can be a fan of spanish, french or other kinds of music in different languages, without understanding them. So let’s not be judgmental, but rather open our hearts and minds, and explore a culture outside of our own.