The magic of being reunited

It’s easy to focus on all the beautiful things we lost in the last eighteen months. It has been unique and still remains inconceivable for many. So much life has been wasted. It is hard to realize and accept how all the fundamentals we trust and believe in can be gone the next day.

But now, I want to celebrate the one thing that makes my heart smile. I have been able to travel and play almost normally for couple months now, and I’m experiencing something that I knew but never had the opportunity to truly appreciate.

Live music is what we stand for, what we live for and what we have been fighting for. Putting words on this fervor is nearly impossible, but when in a concert hall, no matter the side (stage or audience), it is simply impossible to miss. For months, to try to survive and still bring music to the public, live streams were the way; and quite the only one. Beautiful music was played, and hopefully, emotions could reach out to who was sitting on the other side of the screen. But being a musician, a performer is not about that.

Music is sound, sound is vibrations; and experiencing through the body the power of these vibrations is irreplaceable. Being on stage to perform music is about sharing, feeling, vibrating, be in communion with the public. It is about giving and receiving emotions, energy, love.. while being in the same place, reunited! It’s about feeling touched and hopefully touch the audience sitting just a couple meters away.

Often, there is different ways; but not here. The only one always has been and will remain being together, reunited by the love and magic of the Music. And finally do what we do best, being humans.

Real art is one of the most powerful forces in the rise of mankind, and he who renders it accessible to as many people as possible is a benefactor humanity.

Zoltan Kodaly

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