Don Burrows plays clarinet. He once told a story of being in Germany, of walking through a square and hearing a violinist busking. He listened for a while and then took out his clarinet and played with him. They jammed together for two hours, despite having no common spoken language. For Don it was an unforgettable experience.
Patterns of music, perhaps, are learned, or unlearned may not be universal, but music can connect across language barriers. Dance might also be learned, but can be joined and celebrated across language barriers. Perhaps reciprocity is the universal language; listening, responding.