‘Music makes the people come together’ as the great songstress once said. And it certainly does. Whether listening to a festival or singing in a church choir or even at a football match, the effect is powerful; emotional; spiritual. But where does singing and dancing come from?Songs punctuate our lives. There are songs we fell in love to; songs we broke up to. From the birth of children, to weddings and funerals; songs stir memories. Dance is powerful too, invoking the same ecstatic trance state in hundreds even thousands of strangers – and that’s without drugs.