Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and that which cannot remain silent.
What does it take to ignite a revolution? Guns? Bombs? Guerrilla warfare? In late-1980s Estonia, it took songs. After the people had lived under the burden of Soviet occupation for decades, a movement began with the singing of a series of patriotic songs. These songs birthed the “Singing Revolution,” which played a key role in restoring Estonian independence in 1991. “This was a non-violent revolution that overthrew a very violent occupation,” says a website describing the movement. “But singing had always been a major unifying force for Estonians while they endured fifty years of Soviet rule.”
Music can also play a significant part in helping us through our own hard times. It has the power to change our mood, sharpen our thoughts; it can transport us to places we visited, help us relive memories of special moments in our lives. Young or old, it has the power to make us healthier, happier, and more connected as friends, family, and as parts of a larger community. Which is why we’ve partnered with musical artists from around the world to launch our new GoodVibes 360· Channel. ↓
Music is a wizard within itself, with a language we all understand.
People have always found music significant in their lives, whether for enjoyment in listening, the emotional response, performing, or creating, or simply escaping from the world around us. So sit back, escape from the headlines and the chaos, and enjoy some of the best talent on the planet, as now featured on GOODVIBES 360°.