December 3, 2022


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What does traditional music around the world have in common?

An analysis of thousands of song descriptions ties together music from different cultures

Music is ubiquitous—but do societies around the world use similar building blocks to construct their songs? Researchers dove into detailed descriptions and samples of songs to understand what universal traits underlie music. This video examines four categories of song: lullabies, dance, healing, and love.

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