The Universal Language A look at music and travel
“ I think music in itself is healing. It’s an explosive expression of humanity. It’s something we are all touched by. No m...
Cultures utilize music in a variety of ways <ul><li>Religion </li></ul><ul><li>Self-discovery </li></ul><ul><li>Communicat...
Despite the media’s constant distribution of popular music, the vast majority still consume folk, a.k.a the native music o...
 
The Value of Music in Travel <ul><li>Bringing a foreign instrument into a foreign country will not change its tone, allowi...
 
 
Closing Comments <ul><li>No matter how much evolved a form of music is or how sophisticated it’s approach, music touches e...
Works Cited <ul><li>Pictures </li></ul><ul><ul><li>5WakarusaMusicFestDrumCircle6-10-07,  http://i235.photobucket.com/album...
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  1. 1. The Universal Language A look at music and travel
  2. 2. “ I think music in itself is healing. It’s an explosive expression of humanity. It’s something we are all touched by. No matter what culture we’re from, everyone loves music” <ul><li>Billy Joel </li></ul>The guitar, originally from Spain, is a staple in popular music The bongos of Africa represent a natural form of expression The sitar of India is an instrument of spirituality A sample of styles and instrumentation…
  3. 3. Cultures utilize music in a variety of ways <ul><li>Religion </li></ul><ul><li>Self-discovery </li></ul><ul><li>Communication </li></ul>A drum circle acts as a natural form of expression, allowing all individuals involved to participate. A sense of community is formed, allowing for ceremonies and rituals <ul><li>Celebration </li></ul><ul><li>Expression </li></ul>
  4. 4. Despite the media’s constant distribution of popular music, the vast majority still consume folk, a.k.a the native music of a region World Music Consumption
  5. 6. The Value of Music in Travel <ul><li>Bringing a foreign instrument into a foreign country will not change its tone, allowing it to act as a voice for the mute traveler. </li></ul><ul><li>The variety in form and instrumentation throughout the world allows a musician to blur boundaries between foreign and folk </li></ul><ul><li>Music is the language of life, of passion, and it lies at the heart of many cultures throughout the world </li></ul><ul><li>Tap into the music of a region, and you will tap into its soul </li></ul>
  6. 9. Closing Comments <ul><li>No matter how much evolved a form of music is or how sophisticated it’s approach, music touches everyone’s soul. If you do not connect to any music, you probably are losing a part of yourself. </li></ul><ul><li>Sapan Shah </li></ul><ul><li>Communication and understanding are common needs we all desire, as basic and necessary as food or water. Music is that which unites us, despite the barriers we endure. </li></ul>
  7. 10. Works Cited <ul><li>Pictures </li></ul><ul><ul><li>5WakarusaMusicFestDrumCircle6-10-07, http://i235.photobucket.com/albums/ee136/anuransol/5WakarusaMusicFestDrumCircle6-10-07.jpg </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bagpipes , http://www.stuff.co.nz/blogs/wp-content/uploads/2008/05/bagpipes.jpg </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bamboo_Flute_and_Cornet , http://www.lakewoodconferences.com/direct/dbimage/50332571/Bamboo_Flute_and_Cornet.jpg </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bongo Drums , http://www.zvrk.co.yu/Slike/muzika/instrumenti/Bongo%20Drums.jpg </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Button accordian , http://radiofreepeterborough.ca/files/button%20accordian.jpg </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>GCE4110R-BU , http://www.southbaywholesale.com/images/products/GCE4110R-BU.jpg </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Professional-sitar , http://www.pakrashi-harmonium.com/pcat-gifs/products-large1/professional-sitar.jpg </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>World map , http://chuma.cas.usf.edu/~juster/volc1/world%20map.gif </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Quotes </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Joel, Billy. &quot;Think Exist.&quot; <http://thinkexist.com/quotes/with/keyword/culture/>. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Shah, Sapan. &quot;Universal Language of Music.&quot; Buzzle. 24 Jan. 2005. <http://www.buzzle.com/editorials/1-24-2005-64674.asp>. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>* Additional pictures and information all from my own sources / knowledge </li></ul></ul>

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