Hey, so you’re probably wondering what this blog is all about, so let’s get on with that:

Who am I?

I am Joanne, the blogger at Notes of Jo – Where Music & Travel Meet The Soul. This is a blog that aims to bring the connection between music, travel, and conscious living to light!

Through traveling and experiencing local music around the world, I seek to inspire my audience to travel deeper and to learn different ways of life through arts and humanities. While I strive to offer helpful & mindful travel information, exploring the relation between music, humanity and our consciousness is the core.

Music is the food for our souls. Music is healing. We use music in ceremonies and spiritual practices. We turn ourselves to music for celebration and relief, and we consume music that resonates with us, uplifts us, and heals us. Music is the universal language of all. It is found in nature and in every culture of human history, and it is a fundamental component of human life.

Music takes us out of the actual and whispers to us dim secrets that startle our wonder as to who we are, and for what, whence, and whereto.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

There is a magical power that lays within music. It isn’t just entertainment or an extracurricular subject but a gateway to raising our consciousness. A media to open up new ways of thinking. It helps us to reconnect with our inner selves. Whether you are an audience or a performer, we can all connect with each other in the presence of music disregarding where we come from.

And that’s why I am leaving my comfort zone to learn more about this light. To dive into a journey of learning the music of different cultures. To see in what ways I can bring forth the sacred power of this universal language as a vehicle to reach within ourselves, to communicate, and to connect humanities.

Walk this journey with me. I’d love to have you.

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