music is much better than literature. in music there is something speaking to you, be it piano, trombone or human. there is a guide who can tell you exactly how the notes should be interpreted. you don't need to know a language to understand the power behind the song. music is a language everyone speaks to themselves. music is an unspoken outstreached arm to someone else saying "i am here, please accept my individual voice and try to picture what i am saying to you." Literature does this too in a way, but the author is never there to audibly read you the story; if only you could hear me say this. there is a culture in subsaharan africa that uses a language mirrored in the music of their drums; there is an audible language people communicate in (in fractured, almost complete sentences) using the beats and tones of a drum.
the only thing that might trump music is dance. but i'm saving that for another day.