The music of other countries is enchanting, believe that.
Good music touches people in a way that’s tough to describe and great music can make people weep for what they might have lost or something that they don’t fully understand. But there is a certain amount of longing that occurs when a person hears a piece of music that they might not fully understand but still feel is capable of touching them on a level they weren’t expecting. Americans do have plenty of songs that tend to achieve this feeling, but the songs and music that come from the many countries around the world that have contributed to the general feeling that music grants to everyone who listens are special in a way that’s tough to describe.
It might sound a little crazy, but dropping your guard and allowing the music to touch you in that special way is something that many people can’t allow themselves to do since they don’t want to believe that a series of notes arranged in a certain way could possibly have this affect. Some folks around the world don’t even like music for one reason or another, but that’s a separate issue. The music of so many different countries remains varied to this day and has migrated from one corner of the globe to the other as the voices of those that have contributed their stories and their voices for the entertainment of others.
Taking the time to listen to just a few of the songs that come from other countries and are indicative, in one way or another, of the musical talents of the country can be mind-altering in some ways. Music can be universal, but the accent it carries within each country is uniquely enchanting.
This song was featured at the end of The Lighthouse and it fit the movie just fine since it has a whimsical feel to it and is a fun and witty tune. As one of the quicker-moving songs on this list it’s one of those that is fun to sing to and just to sit and listen to in order to get the meaning behind it. To this day there are a lot of people that don’t agree on what ‘doodle let me go’ means, but it doesn’t matter to be honest since the frantic feel that this song might bring is still offset by the sound of the singer’s voice which is just throaty enough to be pleasing.
There is something about traditional Chinese music that is absolutely intoxicating since it’s the kind of tune that slips into your ears and slides about without hesitation, touching upon various nerves that trigger something different in everyone. To Chinese folks it might not be much more than any other person might feel when taking pride in the music of their country. Obviously many people might have a different opinion since everyone has their own feeling when it comes to music. But there is a quality to this music that lights up the nerves in a pleasing way that’s tough to describe.
Traditional Irish folk music probably sounds a little different from The Dubliners, but they do stand out as a great example of what Ireland has to offer. It’s easy to understand that every country has a wide variety of music that they have and still do produce to keep up with the music industry. But the sound of this type of folk music is fun since it usually ends up telling a rather interesting story and, in some cases, a very funny anecdote that gets the people laughing as well as wanting more.
A lot of people think of Mariachi bands when thinking about traditional Mexican music, and there is plenty of that. But listening to the overall sounds of Mexico is interesting since while it might sound like guitars and horns most of the time it’s fair to state that there are different methods of creating music that still bring to mind the festive and proud manner that this country still holds.
When thinking of Russian music you might think of powerful notes and perhaps several whimsical notes that lead to a sense of pride in a nation that has seen more than its fair share of ups and downs, but also has plenty of pride to remain confident in who they are. There is a lot to derive from the various sounds that Russia has produced over the years, and it’s more than fair to say that their musical culture is strong enough to be one of the most recognized.
There are times when the music that is produced by a country, or even an entire region, and this is one of those since Middle Eastern music might sound like an over-generalization, but this is the type of music that many people associate with the Middle East, and there’s no insult intended.
Every country has a musical style that tends to define them and gets everyone thinking of that country when they hear it. In a sense, Scotland’s traditional tunes are those that strike a very deep note within one’s mind that brings the thought of mountains, castles, murky days and rolling hills that are covered in lush, verdant fields of green broken up by rocky protrusions and villages here and there as the landscape continues to stretch from coast to coast.
Elegance is what comes to mind when thinking of traditional Japanese music since having heard a good number of tunes it’s fair to say that this music feels familiar in some ways to Chinese music, but still carries itself with a different feel that speaks well of the country from which it came. One thing that can be said about a lot of different countries is that many of them have retained their more traditional sounds.
Various African Countries
Africa is a big place without question, so stating that this type of music is indicative of the entire continent isn’t entirely accurate since many African countries do have their own sound. But in a big way this is how a lot of people think of Africa when the various countries within its borders come to mind, as it’s often touted as a place that’s still wild and beautiful in its own way, but still harbors a bit of danger beneath the exotic notes that many tend to enjoy.
I’ll be honest and state that this is my favorite out of the bunch since there’s something powerful to this type of music that reaches in and grabs hold of something primal that’s hard to explain. Irish music would be a second, with Japanese being a very close third. But this type of music is the type that thrums within one’s heart in a way that inspires strength as well as something else, and it’s hard to resist murmuring a prayer to Odin, Thor, or any other Norse deity when hearing this type of music.
WTR? (Why’s That Radass?)
Music of all types is often able to make us feel one thing or another, and if a person opens up to said feelings, then it becomes easier to appreciate it. The world has a lot to offer if we’re willing to listen.