Assignment: Listening To Music

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HU200-Unit 7 Draft Assignment Listening to music has always been a major part of my life that I have also learned to value as part of my own human experience, especially, music by various artists of my own culture, African American; and various artists of my culture, have always had a major influence on the American culture of music, in general. From the beginning of jazz and rhythm and blues, pop, dance, hip-hop, rap and gospel music, the world of African American music, oftentimes hosted a festival, which included African American cultural music and a special event, such as, a parade that celebrated the African American culture, like the Juneteenth celebration parades. Whether this type of music being played included musical instruments,…show more content…
When I would sing and hear these songs sung amongst me and other children, I felt very happy, joyful and excited and now when I hear such type of songs, I’ll reflect back on my early childhood years. As I grew older into my young teens and up, I started listening to pop music, which emerged in the early 1980’s and was played constantly around and in my home everyday amongst me and my siblings. One specific song and artist I enjoyed listening to was, “I Wanna Dance With Somebody”, by then, Pop Artist, Miss Whitney Houston (Walden, 2009), which was also a song I enjoyed listening and made me feel like I can dance with anyone, not just to ask for love and affection, but to just enjoy dancing by myself or with a group of friends, just hanging out…show more content…
Transitioning to Contemporary Christian Music was neither to fit in or a sign of rebellion, rather, I got tired of listening to pop music, everyday, so, I made a request to God asking him to deliver me from listening to pop music and lead me to listen to Contemporary Christian Music. Afterwards, I turn my radio off, in my car, drove home, turn my radio on to 89.3 KSBJ, which is a radio station that plays this type of music. Since, then, I have not gone back listening to pop music. One specific song and artist I enjoy listening to is, “All Things New”, by Christian Artist, Mr. Steven Curtis Chapman (Bannister and Chapman, 2008). I still enjoy listening to this song because it lets me know even if I have some bad days as well as good days, God still makes all things new in my life; and he gives me the strength to accomplish goals that I sometimes, honestly, do not want to accomplish in my

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