Those of us who travel with a purpose, who voyage seeking a journey that goes deeper than the proverbial surface streets, are often guided by our hearts more than our heads. In the cacophony of noises that fill the air of every place in the world, there is a sound that rises above them all, a constant language to which all human ears are tuned. That is the language of the heart, music.

Exploring the local music scene when you travel is a great way to feel the pulse of a village, a city or even a nation. Whether or not you actually like what you hear is secondary; listening to local tunes is a destination’s secret confessional session. You don’t have to speak the local dialect to hear the message of their music – there is an emotional landscape painted in every beat.

Here are a few tips to let music infuse your travel and make it more meaningful:

1. Catch a variety of live performances Check the local listings wherever you travel for opportunities to see live music, and opt for the both the grand opera house experience as well as the alley-side bar gig. This allows you to share in live art with the locals, experiencing what they value and being with them at play. The music itself, tangible as it is being created before you, becomes a part of the tapestry of your travel memories.

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