This report investigates the differences between the Somali culture and the Australian Western Culture; the differences in religion, clothing, food, language and arts will all be examined. Somalia, like all countries, has it’s own special traditions and customs which are regularly practiced by its people. Both primary and secondary sources will be used to obtain quality literature.
I do believe that music clears my mind and makes me happy no matter what emotion I have before I listen. It has a certain superpower that can change someone from sad to happy or from depressed to proud in a few minutes if you listen to the right songs or genre. I know that just turning on a song that someone likes can make their day. Music has enough power to get someone to get up and dance and that is special. It can power athletes, singers, actors, doctors, teachers, and anyone. By just turning on a song that you like can put you in your own world where no one criticizes you or judges you for being you. Music is an escape from any problem in society and it is meant for everyone. “Music is just something that helps me escape and be totally free from everything.”-David Schmitt. This quote shows the true meaning of music. It shows how anyone can escape whatever troubles are happening by just hitting the play button on the phone that looks kind of like and arrow. The arrow pointing forward to a better
Alphonse de Lamartine, French writer and politician, once said, “Music is the literature of the heart; it commences where speech ends” (“Quotes About Power Of Music”). What is one of your favorite songs? Does this song have any special meaning for you? Music can be motivational, relaxing, exciting, or even frightening. Sometimes choosing a specific song as your favorite can be challenging, but there is usually one that you really like because the lyrics are relatable to you, maybe it describes your mood, or it may just be really catchy. Music also evolves and changes as time elapses; consequently, different generations identify with songs from various genres that are prominent during their lifetime.
Before this unit, black dancing often differed from whites. First off, many of them seemed more comedic, Josephine Baker from Le Revue Des Revues. Her innovated performance brought her stardom, for she was the first African America international entertainer. She used her whole body in dances, freely moving around. In the 1920s, people deemed her dance ‘savage’ due to the lack of structure and revealing clothes. She received much criticism but celebrated her freedom. At the time, many people still performed very structured dances, like ballroom dancing, yet many dances whites performed originated from African Americans, like the Charleston and Jazz. They modified the Charleston to fit their ‘standards’. Many of African American dances seemed
Music can bring the brightest of joys that keeps us moving through our dull and boring lives. An example of this joy is Ishmael Beah’s life as a boy soldier in his book A Long Way Gone. As he tells you his story, he tells of his dance group with his friends, the times he heard music in the middle of war, and how music saved him from the madness that brewed within him. Music has the unique ability to create peace in a person’s life despite the difficulties surrounding them, and to bring a constant reminder of who they are as a person.
How much longer will the controversy of dance continue? Some people agree that it is a sport and others disagree. Most people who disagree about dance being a sport do not know enough about it. Dance is a sport because it requires work ethic, athletic ability, and builds confidence and emotion.
I am writing to you about the unique meaning behind my six word memoir, things you should know about me, and my two main goals for the year.
It helps to prevent increased amounts of suicide, which is because of raised quantities of self-harm, throughout America and the world. Also, for those who struggle with addiction involving drugs find comfort and help with this form of Psychotherapy. This therapy brings back the forgotten memories that were once lost to certain mental disorders including Alzheimer’s and Dementia. Music provides an escape from the stressed mind and brings a positive light to the patient’s life. Physical complications are fixed from the mental portion, and medicine has improved tremendously from the efforts brought by music. Sleeping habits are improved making people happier and look forward to days to come. Music is the best use of therapy to heal those hurting in as many forms as one can think of. That’s why music therapy should be used above all other types of therapy because of all the positive characteristics it
I have been dancing for four years now and know for a fact that dancing is a sport. Dancers practice everyday to improve like other sports. I have danced before but it was not as serious until I joined Color Guard my freshman year. Color Guard was mainly contemporary and ballet. I was really stiff at the time due to the fact that I had only have done hip-hop and hard-hitting dances. When my first season was over, I came to love contemporary and ballet more than hip-hop and hard-hitting dances. My sophomore year, I became a squad leader with only season's worth of experience in guard. Color Guard is during the fall which is when we are with the Marching Band. Winter Guard is during the spring and we are by ourselves performing in the gym, I started off in Winter Guard. My first season was
Within this dance report I will discuss and evaluate the changes of jazz Dance from when it first originated to how and what the style has changed to in current day. I will then discuss three different practitioners and include reference to the musical accompaniment which they then used for their work/choreography; how their approaches to jazz dance varied, and why it has now influenced jazz dance today. The three practitioners I will discuss will be: Bob Fosse, Mia Michaels and Jack Cole. These three practitioners all have different approaches and ideas as to what jazz dance means/meant to them.
Listening to music is one of the only activities which involve using both sides of the brain. When concentrating on a specific task you are normally only using one part of your brain while concentrating so the other parts of your brain that is unoccupied drifts off which causes you to lose concentration. The music is beneficial because it will keep the other parts of your brain busy while you are concentrating which will prevent you from drifting off and losing concentration. Music has also been found to engage the area of the brain involved with paying attention.
Music helps a depressed mind become active. Songs are written out of true stories or feelings the artist had, which somewhere, somehow, someone can relate to. Music can help lift the spirits of a depressed person because of the physical changes it makes, or the relation to the story. Depression is when a person is constantly sad and their brain is low on dopamine and serotonin. Already discussed is the release of these feel-good chemicals and neurotransmitters when a person listens to music. By simply raising the level of chemicals in a depressed brain, one can feel happier. These moments of happiness overtime can then open other pathways up for the person to handle their disease. On a less scientific level, music tells stories and those stories can be related to and give the depressed person a sense of comfort knowing they are not the only ones who have had tough times. As Kathleen Higgins states in her review of Joel
For instance, “Many recent ballets might not have existed at all if Balanchine had not provided precedents for them. As one might expect, the choreographers of the New York City Ballet, Balanchine's company, are carrying on his tradition. Last season, both Helgi Tomasson's new Menuetto, a gracious work to a Mozart divertimento, and Bart Cook's first ballet, Seven by Five, a romp to Saint-Saens's Septet could be described as Balanchinian abstractions to concert music” (Jack Anderson, New York Times 2). He constructed twenty-nine ballets to Stravinsky’s music, and over two hundred ballets in total (Theguardian, 10). His large quantity of works vastly improved dance within each individual ballet he premiered. When choreographing, the interesting decisions made and large risks he took within each choice he has to make stretched the boundaries. He even broke boundaries at times. Balanchine plunged into each opportunity, and made bold choices without fear. A risk of his I found interesting was how “Balanchine once choreographed a ballet for elephants (all in tutus). His Circus Polka for "50 elephants and 50 beautiful girls" was commissioned in 1942 for Ringling Brothers and the Barnum and Bailey circus. Stravinsky wrote the music. It ran for 425 performances in Madison Square Garden”
Music has always been a part of my life. In definition, it is “vocal or instrumental sounds combined in such a way as to produce beauty of form, harmony, and expression of emotion.” Ever since I was a young child, I have loved music. The strong, steady beats, the entrancing melodies, and the lyrics that vary between heartwarming and heart-wrenching have always had an unexplainable effect on my life. Music seems to have the ability to change certain aspects of my world. Even with my moods, whether it is sad or mad, music will help me get through it. It has absolutely been an enormous part of my life and who I am. Thus, this is to say that I have musical talent. I am in a high school marching band, where I play any piano-like instrument. My viewpoint with music has come to a simple conclusion, without it, I would not know who I am or what to do with my life.
What all goes into writing a song? How did the artist come up with that idea? What was going through their head? Writing a song can be a long process. For some artist it can take up to three months to write a song, for others they can write a song in five minutes or less. It all depends on who the artist is and if they are inspired to write or not.