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Music, The Universal Language

November 17, 2011 2 Comments »

How many times have you ever heard someone say “Love is the International Language” or “The Language of Love” or “Love knows no Language”? We have all heard these phrases used throughout our lives, and although I cannot disagree with these phrases, a music event that I attended this last weekend made me realize that music can also break the language barrier.
I was lucky enough to attend the Electronic Music Festival, Creamfields, last weekend in the beautiful city of Buenos Aires. I met people from all over the world who had traveled to Buenos Aires to listen and dance to some of the best known DJ’s in the world. I must say that this was a life changing event. I have never seen so many people in unity and harmony, all brought together by music. It is almost as the music had taken over people’s souls. I saw strangers hugging other complete strangers. I saw people offering water to those who looked thirsty, people offering food to those who looked tired or hungry. It was one of the most beautiful displays of humanity I have ever witnessed, and it all happened with little or no words exchanged. There were many times when people from other countries would ask me a question in a language that I was not familiar with, but somehow we would just end up dancing and sharing great vibes.
We all know that music has broken language barriers by looking at artists like Bob Marley or Pink Floyd. You can go to any country in the world and see people wearing T-Shirts from these artists who do not sing one lyric in anything except English, but yet somehow everyone can relate to their music. How is this? How can music turn a bad day into a great day? In closing, I will say that, regardless of the problems that are going on in the world today, it is great to know that music can bring us all together, no matter what language we speak.

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2 Responses to “Music, The Universal Language”

  • Marina Laura Cantarell
    Commented on November 19, 2011 at 7:51 am

    i agree with you though i must say i believe that Love is Supreme. When it comes to music, yes, it does overcome all barriers of all sorts.

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