How listening to World Music makes you smarter

*Brace yourself, my hipster side is going to show pretty badly on this post*

Okay, all the anti-hipster folks gone?


What’s wrong with liking world music, exotic foods, dressing well, and being eco-conscious?

Nothing. Absolutely nothing.

I’m typing up this blog post as I’m cutting out DIY stickers (Thank you Rookie Mag!) and listening to Charles Trenet’s La Mer and wearing red nail polish. Needless to say, I am very content.

World Music = Smart People

DIYing my education and life has had it’s perks in regards to who I choose to surround myself with.

And I like to surround myself with people that are intelligent, enthusiastic about life, and creators.

My closest friends have such diverse tastes, I love discovering the new Icelandic band that creates great creativity inducing music.

I love hearing the catchiest new K-Pop song (There are so many more good things besides Gangnam style)

Have you heard of Chinese Indie? What about some South African mixes?

It’s so exciting!

All of these people are CURIOUS about the world. They are enthusiastic about the creativity that the human spirit around the world brings. It makes the world smaller, more relatable…

And so much cooler.

You’re pretty intelligent if…

  • You are open minded.
  • You value personal freedom.
  • You listen.
  • You are a curious human being.
  • *You listen to world music.


*Optional but trending!