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“Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent.”
-Victor Hugo

The phrase “music is a universal language” is often used.  But what does it really mean? According to Victor Hugo’s quote, songs are not necessarily only about understanding the lyrics and comprehending the meaning of the words.  Often, music is about the feeling that is evoked when you listen to it.  Do you feel excited? Depressed? Nervous? Nostalgic? Because emotion is a universal trait that all humans are capable of experiencing, the lyrics of a song do not hinder people separated by geographical barriers from enjoying music.  This power of music creates a bond that can bring people together from all over the world.  What if we could use music to solve society’s problems and unite people for a common cause?

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-Valerie

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