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This is an island in Xiamen, China, once a foreign enclave. Quoting the article:

Gulangyu is sometimes called "Piano Island" and one of its attractions is music; there have been pianos on the island since the first foreign residents arrived in the 1840s. It is quite common to hear piano music (usually recorded and usually classical) in the streets as you walk about. There has been a Piano Museum for about a century, and more recently an Organ Museum has been built as well. Both have many instruments, some dating back to the 19th century, and both have recitals for the tourists.

I think this is worth a mention & a link here, but I'm not sure where it might go. Pashley (talk) 11:29, 27 January 2016 (UTC)Reply

We could make this a very big topic if we list or even mention specific sites of musical interest. For example, the Metropolitan Museum in New York has a great musical instruments wing, and of course there are a whole bunch of important concert halls, opera houses and other major live music venues all over the place. I think your idea is interesting, but I also think we should make some decisions about the intended scope and level of detail in this article before we start a project that could be difficult to place within coherent boundary lines (e.g., what is a truly important venue?). Ikan Kekek (talk) 12:50, 27 January 2016 (UTC)Reply

Why only classical music article?[edit]

Under music genres, why is there only an article about classical music? Is there some important reason for this? Selfie City (talk) 01:00, 9 May 2018 (UTC)Reply

Any other music genre that could be described as a travel topic could have its own article. /Yvwv (talk) 01:35, 9 May 2018 (UTC)Reply
Yeah. Like most topics, it was simply one that some person started and others participated in editing. Ikan Kekek (talk) 06:29, 9 May 2018 (UTC)Reply


What about songs, ballads, the French chanson or Swedish visa? Songs telling a story, often sung also at social occasions other than concerts. I suppose some could be put under the folk or pop headings, but I think they deserve to be mentioned explicitly, as a category of their own or otherwise (I do not know how they usually are categorised). --LPfi (talk) 09:36, 16 August 2018 (UTC)Reply

Virtually every community?[edit]

Virtually every community has some form of music? Are there any communities that don't? I searched a little online and found people saying that music is a human universal. —Granger (talk · contribs) 03:02, 2 April 2019 (UTC)Reply

I think it is, like language, but I guess the point was to try to keep some wiggle room. Go ahead and change it if you like, though. Ikan Kekek (talk) 03:50, 2 April 2019 (UTC)Reply
Done. —Granger (talk · contribs) 10:16, 2 April 2019 (UTC)Reply

A number of cultures and religions have restrictions against music and playing music (especially popular or secular music) can be offensive to these communities. Nicole Sharp (talk) 09:36, 23 September 2023 (UTC)Reply

Humanity is extremely diverse and it is very difficult to find anything that is universal to all cultures. Nicole Sharp (talk) 09:40, 23 September 2023 (UTC)Reply

Music as normally defined in English as humanly organized sound (though that definition shows how difficult it is to define music, most English-speakers have a general understanding that music has either rhythm and/or pitch) exists in every culture I know of. Ikan Kekek (talk) 11:32, 23 September 2023 (UTC)Reply
Well, there are still a couple of w:en:Uncontacted peoples. It's probably safe to assume that the w:en:Sentinelese have some form of music, but since they won't let anyone on their island, we just don't know (at least as far as the wikipedia article goes). Leaving some wiggle room just in case by using something like "virtually" makes sense to me. El Grafo (talk) 12:16, 26 September 2023 (UTC)Reply
I wrote the phrase, but it is not needed for the article. The point is to describe destinations and travel advice related to music, not music itself. /Yvwv (talk) 13:14, 26 September 2023 (UTC)Reply
"Virtually" leaves some wiggle room. Ikan Kekek (talk) 14:59, 26 September 2023 (UTC)Reply

music in Islam[edit]

Wikipedia has an overview of the debate on whether music is haram (forbidden) in Islam or not: "Islam and music". Wikipedia states that the Deobandi, Salafi, and Wahhabi communities practice strict prohibitions against music. Nicole Sharp (talk) 09:46, 23 September 2023 (UTC)Reply

See also: "w:Dab (dance)#Illegality in Saudi Arabia".

The thing is, in Islam, chanting is not defined as music, but most non-Muslims would think of it as music, and it certainly has musical characteristics of rhythm and pitch. I think I'm confident in saying that no brand of Islam bans chanting. Ikan Kekek (talk) 11:32, 23 September 2023 (UTC)Reply
Also, if something has to be banned, there's a tradition of it. Ikan Kekek (talk) 11:36, 23 September 2023 (UTC)Reply

illegal dancing in the USA[edit]

"w:Footloose (1984 film)#Film inspiration" states that the USA communities of Elmore City (Oklahoma) and Lynden (Washington) have passed laws outlawing dancing at certain events but I am not sure if these laws are still in place. Nicole Sharp (talk) 10:30, 23 September 2023 (UTC)Reply

That doesn't mean they don't listen to or sing any kind of music. Ikan Kekek (talk) 11:32, 23 September 2023 (UTC)Reply

A Commons file used on this page or its Wikidata item has been nominated for speedy deletion[edit]

The following Wikimedia Commons file used on this page or its Wikidata item has been nominated for speedy deletion:

You can see the reason for deletion at the file description page linked above. —Community Tech bot (talk) 08:25, 5 July 2021 (UTC)Reply

It's derived from a deleted file. I'll upload it right away. SHB2000 (talk | contribs | en.wikipedia) 08:27, 5 July 2021 (UTC)Reply
I think we shouldn't use this unless we can square the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International license with this: "Description Français: ©Filmaker Production". You can see information about the file this was derived from here: 02:08, 17 June 2021 Андрей Романенко deleted page File:Artiste beauregard.jpg (Insufficient or doubtful author or license; OTRS validation required (F1): uploaded by Kévin Durand but copyrighted to Bertrand Morel) Ikan Kekek (talk) 08:54, 5 July 2021 (UTC)Reply
You may as well delete the image that I uploaded. SHB2000 (talk | contribs | en.wikipedia) 08:57, 5 July 2021 (UTC)Reply
We can wait till tomorrow. Ikan Kekek (talk) 08:59, 5 July 2021 (UTC)Reply
UTC or EDT? (my tomorrow will start in 5 hours) SHB2000 (talk | contribs | en.wikipedia) 09:02, 5 July 2021 (UTC)Reply
The banner for Rock and roll can be a placeholder until we make a new one. /Yvwv (talk) 12:08, 5 July 2021 (UTC)Reply
Sure, and then let's delete the copyvio file. Ikan Kekek (talk) 23:13, 5 July 2021 (UTC)Reply
Yes Done only 50% though. can't delete files. SHB2000 (talk | contribs | en.wikipedia) 23:16, 5 July 2021 (UTC)Reply
I'm not finding it on Wikivoyage anymore, only on Commons. Are files that are uploaded locally automatically deleted from Wikivoyage when no longer in use? Ikan Kekek (talk) 23:47, 5 July 2021 (UTC)Reply
See File:Artiste beauregard pagebanner.jpg. I couldn't overwrite a file with that same name. SHB2000 (talk | contribs | en.wikipedia) 23:59, 5 July 2021 (UTC)Reply
Done. I hope I deleted the right file. –LPfi (talk) 09:01, 6 July 2021 (UTC)Reply
Thanks! Yes, you did delete the right file. SHB2000 (talk | contribs | en.wikipedia) 09:12, 6 July 2021 (UTC)Reply