The best cities in the world for music lovers

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Havana, Cuba - Influenced by generations of migrants and slaves brought to the island, the Cuban capital is home to a hugely diverse music scene. 

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Memphis, USA - Memphis, Tennessee, is the home of blues and the center of gospel and soul music.

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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - The birthplace of samba, bossa nova, and funk carioca, Rio offers great venues where one can dance all night long.

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Bologna, Italy - Declared by UNESCO in 2006 as the City of Music, Bologna has a strong musical tradition that has impacted the city's social and economic development. 

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Sydney, Australia - Home to the stunning Sydney Opera House, the Australian city has become an impressive musical center. 

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Johannesburg, South Africa - A melting pot of cultures, Johannesburg was for a long time the European music capital in Africa. 

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Paris, France - Having been home to great composers, like Debussy, Chopin, and Berlioz, Paris has a remarkable musical heritage. 

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Liverpool, England - Home to John, Paul, George, and Ringo, also known as the members of the Beatles, Liverpool has a special place in music history.

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Salvador, Brazil - Most non-Brazilians immediately think of Rio, but Salvador, the nation's first capital, has a strong musical heritage.

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Leipzig, Germany - Having been the home and workplace of Bach, Wagner, and Mahler, Leipzig is still a major center for classical music.

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New Orleans, USA - The birthplace of American jazz, New Orleans is an excellent city when it comes to music. 

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Dublin, Ireland - Dublin might be a small city, but it has an epic musical heritage. 

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Seattle, USA - Widely known as the birthplace of grunge in the early '90s, Seattle is still home to a thriving and innovative music scene.

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Austin, USA - With more music venues per inhabitant than anywhere else in America, Austin is a must for any music lover. 

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