Some people think that music is a good way of bringing people of different
cultures or ages together.
To what extent do you agree or disagree with this opinion?
People of different cultures or of different ages may sit in the same musical hall or listen to the same song. This is a good indication of that music brings cultures and age groups together.
中心句(笼统说明段落大意)： Some music has the lyrics that can touch both a 20-year-old and a senior. 根据中心句展开(说明白具体情况)：Those lyrics may depict the youth that the older used to have and the younger is currently enjoying. Since both of the listeners can relate to the words, they are connected. The lyrics may also describe feelings that people of any age can have, such as the sorrow at the sight of a loss of life or the defeat when a major failure happens. A listener may therefore empathize with another because of the shared feeling provoked by the lyrics despite the age difference.
中心句(笼统说明段落大意)： The beats and melodies of good music usually followuniversal aesthetics cross cultures. 根据中心句展开(说明白具体情况)： The strong beats of African music may arouse the excitement of both a westerner and a Chinese listener, and the two listeners, albeit from different cultures, become friends for the same taste. The symphony, having its origin in Europe, is quite popular in some oriental countries and connects people from the ends of the world. Recent years have also witnessed the growing popularity of Chinese folk music in Europe and North America, and this indicates that music is cross-cultural.
In addition, a piece of music that involves a musician can bring together people of different cultures and ages because of the common adoration or admiration for the singer or player. The cultural difference or age gap does not affect the listeners’ shared love for the musician and the music.