“Politics can be strengthened by music, but music also has a potency that defies politics.” This quote by Nelson Mandela summarizes the relationship between music and politics, and how important and unique their connection is. “This relationship is important because music has the power to enforce and the power to challenge politics”. Music has this power because it contains the potential to influence individuals, which can result in political movements, and even cause cultural change. The influence of music genre, Rock ‘n’ Roll, has heavily impacted the culture and society of America in several different ways.
Today, when one turns on the radio, Pandora, or any type music streaming company, we will most likely hear artists singing songs that do not sound like their ‘usual sound.’ Today they are known as crossover artists, and some of the most widely know to this day are Taylor Swift from country to pop, Enrique Iglesias and Gloria Estefan both coming from Latin fan bases to the American pop culture. Latin artists almost always start off with fan base in Spanish speaking countries, but once they are able to crossover into the American mainstream music it is a completely different story, it leads to instant fame. They are recognized around the world, even if it is for one hit. Yet this is where most Latin artists struggle, because in order to become more popular they need to break the barrier between
The youth of this era lived the music from this time to the fullest, as did the musicians singing it. The impact music had on youth of this era was not like any other generation. Another notable example from this year is the musical, HAIR, which produced many number one and influenced a lot of anti-war sentiment. Th music helped give these people and escape, even if it was only
As music continues to grow and change, an increasing number of genres of music are discovered and gain popularity. Despite the different types of music being discovered today, the genres, Pop, R&B/Hip-Hop, and Country have consistently been popular since their discovery. Critics of these types of music argue that the songs do not reflect the “facts of life,” meaning that songs on the top charts for these genres do not have meaning or authenticity. Although there are several critics that disagree, there are songs from each genre that do reflect the “facts of life.” Even though Pop music is the most common type of music the public listens to due to radio airplay and promotion, an overwhelming majority of both critics and listeners claim the Pop music is simply music without meaning.
Frank Ocean once said, “When you 're happy, you enjoy the music. But when you 're sad, you understand the lyrics.” Why does one have to be sad to “understand the lyrics”? Evaluating a song and being given the ability to relate enhances one’s respect for the composer. For example, when one first listens to “Danny’s Song” by Kenny Loggins, they probably believe the song is about love, however, once a person analyzes the lyrics the realize that the song is actually a story of a couple who are having a baby boy.
Do people ever stop and think that a certain song has changed their mood completely? One minute they were mad and the next they are sad. Or that music can help people with illnesses and disabilities. How music can affect the brain, emotions, memory and so much more. Music plays a key part in today’s society.
Music has been an object of miracle, amazement, and even fear since the start of its presence. It has been used as a tool to shape culture and society through history. Music and its people influencing the lives and activities of society. Is this a good thing? Most would say yes.
1. After viewing the documentary and listening to each song by Rodgers and Hammerstein the song that made the most impact on me was the song “Some Enchanted Evening.” The song consists of very smooth and romantic melodies. Due to that I am a hopeless romantic I really enjoy the song lyrics and melody. The song was very catchy that I ended up singing the song for the rest of my day.
Seminar Student: Zhixiao Zhang (Enya Zhang) Seminar Leader: Natalia Wojcik A Brief History of Latin America through Dance Uniform and Unique: Early Colonization’s Impact on Latin America’s Modern Status Even till now, Latin America has been too much shrouded in representing nouns. On one hand, people lament its factual economic backwardness and failure to achieve real republicanism, assuming it to be chaotic and corruptive; on the other hand, the vigorous Cha-cha and Salsa with their enthusiastic movements take the world by fervor, and Shakira’s Latin Rock has crowned her with Grammy Awards two times.
Music in many ways made a very good or better improved life for the immigrant's,from 1910 to 1970 About 6 million African Americans moved from the Southern United States to the Midwest, and Western states to look for a better life. They moved because the Southern part of the United States had a lack of jobs,education,discrimination, and denied rights. The main cities,states,or countries that they migrated to or moved to where New York,Chicago,Philadelphia, and Detroit guessing that one of them would give them a better future for them and their families to live at. One of the Music and dances that the African Americans did was called the Renaissance and that's what represented them as something fun and entertaining for them to do. Other impact of music was Jazz music they had a specific dance and song for
Music changed the life of people and bluegrass, scat, and jazz produced more genres of music like pop, country, classic, and instrumental ( Feinstein ). In addition, music impacted the culture of the United States in the 1910s by giving people more jobs like a producer, singer, songwriter, etc. and making singer and songwriters
The 2013 musical hit, “Blurred Lines” by Robin Thicke, brought in approximately $16,675,690. This just goes to show how much money is spent and invested on, in music today (Feeney). Music has been apart of the United States culture for some time, while African Americans were enslaved, they used music quite frequently as a means of self- expression. The African music combined with the European music had a major influence on jazz. During the Civil War the troops created music together, this helped them learn how to work together and better understand how to get along, this just goes to show that music is not just a form of entertainment but also a way to bring people together (Carlin 6,9).
The 2013 musical hit, “Blurred Lines” by Robin Thicke, brought in roughly $16,675,690. This just goes to show how much money is spent and invested on, in music today (Feeney). Music has been a part of the United States culture for a long period of time, while African Americans were enslaved, they used music quite frequently as a means of self- expression. The African music combined with the European music had a major influence on jazz. During the Civil War the troops created music together, this helped them learn how to work together and better understand how to get along, this just goes to show that music is not just a form of entertainment but also a way to bring people together (Carlin 6,9).
The Matrix is a sci-fi action film, it reflected the world in a bad relation between human and robotic. The main character Neo save the world, and fight with robot. The Matrix is a personal heroism Hollywood movie, it showed the unique characteristics of the music and a good interpretation of the film. The film soundtrack penetrated the suspense style incisively and vividly, especially network technology, the variety of electronic music, advanced film characters’ style which all are quite fit, sometimes people cannot figure the true or false, the actual situation and network is often closely interwoven. The fierce industrial metal music makes people to be feared, under the rule of the brutal machinery world, while those filled with death of
Introduction Roger’s and Hammerstein’s The Sound of Music is arguably one of the most well known films that many can admit to watching at least once in their lifetime. People all around the world have found this musical inspiring, as it documents growth and hope amidst the horrors of World War II. This incredibly well written film is based on the story of the Von Trapp family who escaped Austria when the Nazis invaded it during the war. Part of what made this movie so interesting on so many different accounts was the music that accompanied the vivid and exciting scenes. Without music, many could agree that our world would be a sad, quiet, dull and depressing place.