A team of multidisciplinary researchers has attempted to determine the truth of the highly speculated theory that music is a universal factor among cultures. The team analyzed ethnographic observations carried out in 315 societies throughout the world and explored vast troves of research data and recorded music to break new ground in resolving an old conundrum.
Throughout history, fundamental questions about music have remained unanswered. Experts have assumed — but not proven — that music is universal, existing in all human societies. However, many scholars and musicologists disagree about whether the location of a piece of music’s creation determines its sound…… Continue Reading