The power of music is something very special. Music has a quality that is universal: anyone and everyone can listen and enjoy the same song even if they don't speak the same language or live on the other side of the world from each other. When I first witnessed this, I was at a small bar a few miles outside the Ghanaian city of Kumasi, and I had not realized the full strength of the “sounds” I had been listening to my whole life. The people around me, that I had not been able to talk to or connect with, had suddenly become my friends, or at least dance partners. We were people born on opposite sides of the world with lives that could not be more different, but through music, we were able to make a connection that I will remember for the rest of my life.