Famous composers and performers of this period include Henry Purcell, Arcangelo Corelli, Claudio Monteverdi, Antonio Vivaldi and many others. Music of the baroque period had a number of traits in style as well as spirit; examples include the use of the basso
Music is a common ground for thousands of cultures. Music can unite people in celebration, war, or funerals. It can be used as a way to connect to other people or forces, or as a way to express feelings. Today, music is used in similar ways as it was in the past. People use music as ways to express themselves, whether that is through religious festivals or types of celebrations.
The revival of American folk music was at an all-time high in the 1960s. The traditional sound of acoustic instruments combined with vivid lyrics provides an array of musical tones and styles that many people listen to today. Although many folk artists do not have an adequate presence in the modern musical society, several artists in the modern era use folk music in their albums. The British band Mumford and Sons has expanded folk music to a wider audience. Many folk artists such as Pete Seeger and Woody Guthrie heavily influenced the work of Mumford and Sons.
The Americans, on the other hand, influenced the Philippine music scene by introducing pop and rock, eventually leading to the creation of “Pinoy pop”, which included a wide variety of forms like dance tunes, ballads, rock n’ roll, disco, jazz, and rap. From this, it can be said that to Filipinos, music is more than just a means of entertainment; it is a way to communicate emotions, to tell stories, and to express feelings. This is especially the case in times of crisis, the most significant instance being during the Martial Law period in the 1970s. This dissertation aims to discuss the role of music during this period. In particular, how was music used as a vehicle to supplement change in this period?
The classical sounds of Hindustani are inspired by the sounds of nature, organized into musical scales called ragas. This began in Hindu tradition, but was popularized by the Mughal emperors and now bridges together Hindu, Muslim, and other communities in South Asia. The purpose of this performance was to show how different communities use raga as a common language to communicate with one another, and how it has helped to bring different religions
In Venezuela and Colombian territories, the Joropo is formed as a significance of national identity and traditional self-expression. Consequently to the history of Joropo in Bloomsbury encyclopedia of popular music of the world, the term Joropo described a rural event until the second half of the twentieth century, when the Llanero version began to include both rural Joropo for fiestas (parties) and the urban Joropo for concert and stage performances. During the dictatorship of Perez Jimenez, the Joropo was declared a symbol of nation and nationalism because of the perceived strong and combative nature of the people represented in the dance and as a result its discussion gained great support. The urban Joropo, since it entered the radio waves, became to be recorded commercially, presented in major music shows and used for political expression, commercial jingles and since 1990 in music videos as well. The Joropo Llanero enjoyed such huge acceptance that nowadays its structures and its lively expression are used as a symbol of Venezuelan identity by academic composers, staged folklore groups, dance companies and others.
Mexico exudes a rich culture of time-honored traditions and beliefs which incorporate music and dance to showcase these elements. The corrido or ballad is one such genre of music where melodies have inundated the country for over a century, yet in a distorted version, continues to remain popular today. Moreover, these corridos have allowed migrants and individuals possessing the Mexican ethnicity to connect to their heritage from abroad by sharing the music unique to a culture (Madrid 2013, 92). The tones of the songs remain marginally unchanged; however, the musical lyrics, have continually evolved alongside the embracing culture. The traditional Mexican corrido was a culmination of styles which migrated to the Latin nation.
A study shows appropriation as the action of taking exclusive possession of a cultural appropriating dominant cultural element. Yet, the act of appropriation can be placed into four categories cultural exchange, dominance, exploitation, and transculturation. As cultural exchange transform into transculturation, it is a part of appropriation which it involved taking elements from multiple culture. By circulating into different cultures, creating and exchanging into a new form of identity or new culture which everyone enjoy (Rogers, 2006). Transpacific culture in the music world is known as fusion music we hear today.
Art and entertainment was an important part of Medieval culture during the Middle Ages much as it is to our culture today. There is a cross-culture enjoyment for celebrations, sports, parties, and games. Music played an important role during the Middle Ages. People considered music an art much like our culture does today. Our current culture and society finds a certain level of entertainment value celebrations, sports, and music.