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Poetry for the soul; Language of the heart; When words fail music succeeds. These are but a few references that describe the influence music has on our lives. Throughout this documentary style program, gifted musicians from different cultural backgrounds articulate how various types of music are used to establish an…
The Power of Music Series
Poetry for the soul; Language of the heart; When words fail music succeeds. These are but a few references that describe the influence music has on our lives. Throughout this documentary style program, gifted musicians from different cultural backgrounds articulate how various types of music are used to establish an…
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