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Like travelling, music opens people’s mindsets and is often a great and fun way to experience the richness of foreign cultures and the diversity of ways of life on our planet – which is why at Travel Begins at 40 the world’s melodic traditions take up a special place in our travels.
Whether you’re into Blues in Wales and Country in Nashville, or Jazz in Chiang Mai and Electronic Dance in Singapore, check out our Festivals section to choose your favourite sounds on your travels whether they be near or far.
From Soho Music Month in London to UNESCO’s recognition of Jamaican Reggae, stay tuned in to our News section for the latest updates.
Sometimes the best melodic experiences happen unplanned and spontaneously – poignant, old folk songs inside a yurt in Kyrgyzstan or stumbling across the Leipzicher Notenspur, a 5km music trail in Germany – may your travels let you experience the world with your ears as well as your eyes.
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