“If music be the food of love, play on” Duke Orsino in the
famous play by William Shakespear “Twelfth Night”
Music is one of the most powerful forms of expression.
People sing when they are happy, sad, in love or as an expressional art form.
Interestingly that we also consume music the same way however how we make music
was and is still in some cases unique to some culture from the African Mbira to
the bag pipes of the Scottish people we have all found our unique way of
One form of music though that has remained the same is
singing. The painting has two figures male and female, the female figure has
vertical lines which can refer to the high pitched voice of the female and the
horizontal lines referred to the baritone and low tones of the male voice.
It’s also fascinating to note that armies worldwide used
music in some form when going into battle; Shaka’s impis sang as they marched
to battle while the English marched to a drumbeat!
Music is also one of the most exported art forms; from the
Beatles singing in Japan to Hugh Masikela playing Jazz in the US, music
connects all of us on a deeper, primal level.