Writing/Essay/Journal
Do you believe that music is able to “connect people at the heart”? Explain your answer. In the first segment, Curator Tilly Laskey defines the term “dialogic” as the overlapping of cultures as illustrated by the altar cloth used in the Episcopal church inscribed with the Native American word Wakan, the Dakota word for “Great Spirit”. Where do you see examples of this blending of cultures in the other segments in this episode?

Activity
Singer and musician Maryam Yusefzadeh states that Persian music is mostly about love. Put her assertion to the test with regard to your own taste in music. Make a list of your 10 favorite songs. What percentage of your songs is about love?