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{ FOR THE
OF MUSIC }
Noel Carvajal Shares the
Language of Latin Music
AND THE JOY OF DANCE
STORY BY RICA KEENUM | PHOTOS BY NICHOLAS CONZONE
It breaks boundaries and opens new worlds.
Music is a language all its own, and for Noel Carvajal,
it speaks life.
" It's in my soul, " he said. " When I put on the
music, I live in my own world. "
Over the years, Carvajal has
experienced music in different
ways, all of which helped
enrich his relationships with
various people and cultures.
He notes that music with
foreign lyrics can teach us
and help us grow.
After moving from
Colombia
to
Miami
in
1965, he used music to
strengthen his grasp of the English language. Later,
he got to know and appreciate Slavonic languages, if
only through the upbeat polka music that was popular
in his wife's home state of Pennsylvania.
" When you don't understand the lyrics, you
understand the rhythm, " he said.
It's not so much the lyrics that draw him to a song.
Carvajal learned to love the pitch, rhythm and tempo
that allow him to experience a depth beyond the
limitations of linguistics.
Now retired and living in The Villages since
2005, Carvajal shares his passion for music with
members of his Latin Music and Dance Club.
Dance, he says is a natural expression of joy for
music, and the club focuses on fun rather than
mechanics and skill.
I don't give lessons.
I say again, 'come to
dance, and enjoy the
moment.' You dance
the way you want.
- Noel Carvajal
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