Music is generally referred to as the "universal language". It is also one of
the easiest ways for us to connect with other cultures. It is the "ultimate
connection" between people. The importance of music is reflected in the
ways we connect it to our everyday lives.
Music connects people all over the world. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
once said, "Music is the universal language of mankind". We can connect
to a feeling or a tune from another country even if we don't understand the
language. For example, the Portuguese song: Melodic Side. People can
make a connection to the song whether or not they understand Portuguese. A
connection can be made to the instruments or the rhythm. We can also
connect to the religious views of a nation or culture through music. The
Welsh Christmas Carol titled "On Christmas Morn" is an example of this.