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Salut, Pascale,
The language of music is the language we all understand! I love world music, and I can say that many languages and many genres speak to my emotions. I get so much joy from music in Italian, Portuguese, English, French, Spanish, and so many more. I am particularly drawn to guitar and cello. I agree with your observations. I think it goes beyond good musical performance. It is more about the realm of sounds that are different from those in our mother tongue, irrespective of the lyrics. Daniel Levitin speaks of music as a force that led to its evolutionary role in social bonding.