(Phys.org)—Most people think of music as more of an art than a science. Although sound is a wave, and can therefore be described by the laws of physics, understanding how certain patterns of sound waves create what we perceive as music requires a much higher-level perspective than merely understanding the properties of waves.
Tinariwen is a band of Tuareg-Berber musicians from the Sahara Desert region of northern Mali. The band was formed around 1979 in refugee camps in Libya but returned to Mali after a cease-fire in the 1990s. This is Tenere Taqqim Tossam (Jealous Desert) featuring Tunde Adebimpe & Kyp Malone from TV On The Radio. Just beautiful.
One of the first records I ever listened to was Bill Withers. I love him just as much now as I did the first time I heard him sing. His beautiful voice and the honesty in his songs just soothes my soul.