Travelling with music
Music plays for me every day. It often states a background for my memories. Hearing some tracks today I have my eyes half-shut and I am transferring myself to New Zealands Kaikoura, to the rim of Yellowstone Canyon or to roadless tracks of Africa. These are further destinations, but sometimes I can see myself as a teenager coming back from school with the headphones on and with a walkman in the school bag I can’t imagine travelling without music!
Not so long ago I was dreaming about a walkman with the function of auto reverse, then it was a discman, then a discman with mp3 and finally a small mp3 player. All the elaborately constructed playlists consisted of files arduously copied or downloaded from many different esoteric sources were forgotten by me when I “discovered” Spotify. This application appeared to be an unfathomable source of music and a great searching tool for new inspirations. Legal and cheap or even free if you can bear plenty of commercials. But I’m not going to promote Spotify whereas there are at least a few more good apps in this field. I just would like to emphasise the fact that without this sort of applications I wouldn’t have been able to find so many songs, which created the climate of our journeys in the past and strengthen our memories today.
Direction: Southern Africa
Usually, we create our playlists for different moods, activities and destinations. Many of them evaluate slowly and some tracks replace others. Today we would like to share with you the playlist which was created during our pre-african preparations and enriched during the trips. It is neither clearly categorised nor presenting particular music style. Mainly you can find there catchy local and ethnic songs: folk songs, tribal songs, protest-songs, pop, whatever else…:)
So, be invited to listen to them. Maybe you have your own playlist which you would like to share with us?