How Art Positively Impacts Contemporary Culture Art is one of the biggest influencers in today’s world. It has the ability to make positive changes in a number of ways. It is a powerful form of expression used all around the world. In Yo-yo Ma’s writing, “Necessary Edges: Art, Empathy, and Education”, Ma discusses the importance of integrating arts in society and education; this differs from Rhys Southan’s writing, “Is Art a Waste of Time”, for it talks about how the “Effective Altruism” movement does not see art as valuable because it does not make major contributions to society. Art is a tool used to communicate with people; this tool positively impacts contemporary culture, for it brings different cultures closer together, changes opinions, and it is useful in education.
When you hear Rock and Roll, you hear the catchy words, the upbeat music, and energy that comes from that form of music. That is what made it popular, and that popularity allowed that form of music to gradually change a nation. Rock and Roll was able to change society by slowly changing how people acted towards blacks. Society affected rock and roll as well because without the challenges segregation made, rock and roll would have not been developed. Society impacted rock and roll in many ways because we had segregation during those years.
“Art, freedom and creativity will change society faster than politics” (Victor Pinchuk). Musical theatre may not be the first thing that comes to mind when concerning American culture, however, the theater has greatly shaped America into what it is today. Portraying a story through song and dance allows for an expression of emotion that cannot be replicated. With this method of storytelling, artists have been able to integrate social and political issues in a way that makes the audience not only want to listen, but enjoy. Musical theatre is able to address important and controversial topics such as racism, women’s rights, and violence in an entertaining and fresh way.
The war also inspired many to protest through music or broadcasts. A secondary source, “The first ‘television war” is a depiction of the Vietnam War visualized through the perspective of the cameramen. Though initially the television broadcasted only positive information, though, as the war seemed to have no ending in sight and public opinion turned against the war as well as selective conscription of Australians the television started to broadcast horrifying images and stories reflecting off the of the opinion of the people further strengthening criticism against the war. Another type of media known as protest music gained a vast amount of popularity in turn becoming a part of culture itself such as “Smiley” sung by Ronnie Burns which outlined the terrible experiences Australians faced during the war. Soon many songs as well as television broadcasts were mirrored upon the attitudes towards historical issues such as the Vietnam War inspiring many people to
Not only did people accidentally let the Nazi party get too far in the 1930s, but now, in the 1960s, the American public was getting dangerously close to the same thing: it is hard to realize until afterward. The message becomes more evident as the musical continues, and is perfectly embodied by Cliff 's outburst, "If you 're not
Throughout history, music has been a vital piece of culture. With music, censorship of it coincides. For America, this has been the case, especially with the invention of radios in the early 1900s which aided the development of widespread music in the nation. However, not all music is meant to be broadcasted for each and every listener of radio to hear. It is because of this that censorship of music on the radio is so necessary for a country with the potential it has to thrive.
Elvis Aaron Presley is a name you may have heard of, he was a very popular musician and actor. He also is known as the King of Rock and Roll and has starred in several . He once said, “I’m not trying to be sexy. It’s just my way of expressing myself when I move around.” (“E.P.Bio” 1) Elvis was a very popular artist, and his music is still played on the radio. Elvis was looked at in both positive and negative opinions due to his gyrating hips and how they were too sexual and some videos of him dancing had to be of only his waist up.
It made the audience take a closer look on the context of the music and their original idea of a “cowboy”. A stereotype of pop music today is that all its listeners are teenagers who do not care about the substance of music if it sounds good and is fun to dance too. Even though some pop music is like that, a lot of current pop songs have a deeper meaning. “Bad” by Michael Jackson reminded me a lot of “Gangsta`s Paradise” talking about how an induvial must act a certain way based on where they live or socioeconomic status. In the music video,
Although nowadays this lifestyle isn’t quite so common, this part of society set the path for new discoveries for the generation of the youth to come, empowering them to use their young minds to change the world. With the support of the evidence shown, it’s clear the hippies of the 1960’s often rejected the preoccupation of material goods, the average job routine, and mainstream values that identified America as a
DACA has gave many opportunities to many dreamers in the world and taking that back when every congress feels the need to do so is not okay for the lives of these people. DACA and dreamers have shown to be loyal and good to this country despite the hate and mistreatment the DACA controversy has created and boosted the economy due to hard work. Republicans hate and lack of ability to work with the rest of congress only shows that DACA is just a meaningless immigration act. DACA has been used as a scapegoat to blame for social problems like "chain-migration" which is also a socially constructed concept created by Americans, for them to believe it is okay to forcefully and cruelly getting rid of dreamers. DACA is a positive and economy booster to America therefor it should stay to continue to allow dreamers to open opportunities for
The assassination of JFK impacted the mood of American culture, therefore changing the way people felt. (Guinn 484) Some grieved over the assassination other individuals wrote new music that showed how they felt. Around mid 1960s the Beatles arrived in the US and appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show, which marked the beginning of the “British Invasion” began and altered the music world of America. (Rolling stone) The rebellious tone and image of US rock and blues musicians became popular with British youth. (Rolling stone) The mind altering drug LSD inspired a new type of rock to emerge named Psychedelic Rock.
Although this technological breakthrough with American culture, some cultures did not appreciate this breakthrough. Heather Havrilesky interviewed many Middle Eastern people for her documentary “Hollywood in the Muslim World”, in the documentary interviewing many people they say many negative comments about the expansion of American culture like “such “cultural pollution” is a threat to Muslim identity”(Havrilesky, pg 860). They feel it is threatening the children who are rowing up with these influences. Although Havrilesky, did later stated when interviewing