Chikowero said that the colonists used music "as a weapon to undermine African sovereignty and, on the other, how Africans similarly deployed their musical cultures to tell their own stories, reclaim their freedom, and reconstitute their being” (Chikowero 2, 65). While the debates ensue of the tainting of traditional African music, it cannot be denied that the Era of Colonialism has imprinted deeply in the music of the
Although this is seen in some circles as a gate to competition is important to recognize that any language, linked to a national culture and recognized as the lingua franca of globalization generates linguistic imperialism, which establish linguistic ghettos where culture and knowledge are affected. It can be argued that a lingua franca should by no means be considered as a homogenizing factor, which causes cultural differences to disappear. Is this true, that the ever-increasing use of a lingua franca throughout the world offers a medium to express and explain these differences. However the different languages around the world come together with a national culture, i.e. present cultural symbolic elements of different societies to which they belong.
The Power of Rock: The British Invasion of the 1960s and Its Effect on American Popular Culture A Paper submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements of United States History Jay Jadeja Department of History St. Albans School Washington, D.C. April 22nd, 2014 Rock and roll. These three words represent a culture of freedom and rebellion, innovation and individual expression. This distinct genre of music is not only recognized and respected elements of many populations in the world, but also the inspiration for newer genres, like pop and rap. The creation of its identity, however, lies in its past. In the late 1940s and early 1950s, a new genre ascended in America.
The 1960s British Invasion has influenced American culture in music, art, and fashion for the last five decades. The Beatles, a British, rock, boy band, were the main leaders of changing American culture with a new type of music. Their influence on music in American society and the music we listen to will last forever. During the 1960’s, there was a huge change that happened in music all over the world. People began to stand up for themselves and come together to make the world a better place.
The Effect of the Venetian School and its Composers on the Music of the Baroque Era Introduction The Venetian school of the sixteenth century firmly influenced many composers from all musical genres after the renaissance. In term “venetian-school” refers to composers who were active in the city between 1550 and 1610 and whose creative musical accomplishments are the reason why Venice became a significant cultural centre in the sixteenth century (Димитриу, 2012). The Venetian music school whose style was cori spezzati, was popular in Europe at the time and the development of monody as well as the development of the opera marked the end of renaissance and the beginning of baroque (Димитриу, 2012). Composers such as Adrian Willeart, Adrian Gabrieli and Giovani Gabrileli were instrumental in producing new époque associated with baroque era (Perkins, 1999). This paper will discuss how Venetian school and its composers influenced the music of baroque era.
How can we compare an older composer to a modern artist of today? What are their similarities and differences? Obviously there have to be some, there being a huge revolution of ideas, inventions, and lifestyles from 1860, the birth year of Gustav Mahler, famous composer who is considered to be one of the best of the 19th century, and 1977, the birth year of Chris Martin, lead singer of the band Coldplay and civil rights activist. Right off the bat, one similarity is that they both garnered an interest in music at an early age, spurring them to further their career in that subject. Let’s take a more detailed look into their lives.
My paper describes the Transatlantic Journey, British rule in Jamaica, and what happened to the Jamaican people once they were emancipated. I feel that the lyrics I have chosen to incorporate into my paper are prime examples of how such popular reggae artists, such as Bob Marley and Burning Spear, were influenced by the oppression of their people. How Could Something As Awful As Slavery Have Begun… Before I conducted my research, I was troubled over the fact that something as awful as slavery could be justified and executed. I could not comprehend how something of this magnitude could ever be carried out. It was a race destroying itself.
Many musicological studies that have made available to us in recent years seem to suggest that music is inherently tied to the Western culture. A case in point is the account presented by several historians of country music suggesting that this particular genre of music has its social origins in the early 20th-century Southern United States, and that New Orleans is the center of many African American musical styles (Manuel 417). Although these accounts may be valid, it may be misleading to hold the perspective that music is inescapably tied to the Western culture and its assumptions. If we take a closer look at all the societies and cultures known to us and evaluate all the historical societies to the level that we can possibly discern, we
But at the same time it can also be a tool for resistance: against parents, against police against power. Within the reign of imported culture, cross cultivation and the creation of the so-called global village lies the need to expand horizons to engulf more than just what you see everyday. It is important to note that the role of music in today’s world is a key tool in the process of globalization. However, this does not necessarily provide us with any reasons that would make us believe that music has a homogenizing affect on the world. Globalization is becoming one of the most controversial topics in today’s world.
International travel can enable people to exchange ideas, gain valuable life experience and achieve a greater wisdom that can only be obtained in the course of their travel. However, despite the possible benefits of international travel, it can, however, potentially harm the countries that are strongly attached to their own culture. In this case, Brunei Darussalam, as a country strongly emphasise on the Malay Islamic Monarchy philosophy. Because the nation's philosophy plays a vital role in Bruneian lifestyle, the exchange of viewpoints from other countries may pose as a threat to its traditional cultures particularly in areas of language, Malay custom as well as environment. First of all, with international travel, people inevitably have to use international languages to communicate which affects our mother tongue and second language usage.