Europeans and Africans were close neighbors and allies, until the Europeans got lazy and greedy and jumped to the conclusion that if they to their loyal neighbors into slavery then all of their problems would be solved. In the mid- 15th century the Africans and Europeans broke their alliance as the Africans had been betrayed for money and labor. The Europeans got very greedy and sold their neighbors for a large amount of money, or used them for personal labor. During the middle passage the Africans were beaten and starved to death. The journey through the middle passage and the slave trade experience caused physical,emotional, and social pain among the captured Africans who were separated from family, treated with mounds of disrespect, and forced to make life changing delicious that could lead to brutal punishments.
Music is that one tool that easily elevates the spirits of people and creates a special bond between people of different backgrounds. According to George Rachiotis, “music is the greatest creation of man, which touches the soul and also helps man to sympathetically manifest unspoken desire…” Music greatly affects people not only emotionally but also with education and life skills. And as Gerald Ford said, “Music education opens doors that help children pass from school into the world around them — a world of work, culture, intellectual activity, and human involvement. The future of our nation depends on providing our children with a complete education that includes music.” Music education is a necessity in every child’s education. To begin with, music helps in education and aids people to develop sharper skills that will help academically and mentally.
There may not be music playing as a background in everyday life, as argued by the critics of musical scores, but without it, movies would not be as thought provoking or entertaining. It is a huge undertaking to compose and produce the writers’ and directors’ thoughts and feelings into music, but it can be masterfully done. Music that truly enables the audience to feel what the characters are feeling, and stirs some sort of emotion, is an invaluable aspect of the moviegoers’ experience. If a musical score is done well, it has the ability to leave a lasting impression long after the screen has gone
Even in today’s culture there are still people who see African Americans as less and judge them harshly based off of the past. It pains me to think that our society used Africans Americans for
31), and that involvement in music is perceived to improve quality of life through providing opportunities for sharing and connecting, linking life events, enhancing well-being, experiencing therapeutic benefits, engaging in spirituality, and structuring daily lives (Hays & Minichiello, 2005). According to Hallam et al. (2013) who found that adult participants of community music activities report social, cognitive, emotional, and health benefits from participating in musical activities and reports from their studies explore various aspects of older adults’ experiences in music-making. Research studies investigating adult music participants have identified benefits and motivating factors. Among personal benefits, fun, enjoyment, and pleasure are frequently mentioned in the adult music literature (Cavitt, 2005; Hall, 2001; Turton & Durrant, 2002), and Cooper (2001) noted that personal pleasure was an important motivating factor for adult piano students.
Music makes it whole again, in all its manifold emotionality." Music is known to calm us from our states of chaos allowing us to become in sync with our deepest emotions. Some people do not know how to release their emotions and therefore allow music to escape from the emotions it is hardest for them to
Music is one of the forms of art that has become an indispensable part of every individual 's life. In fact, commencing with the creation of first primitive musical instruments by our ancestors and ending up with complex modern instruments and technologies like synthesizers and computer programs that scores sounds, humankind was always inclined to be surrounded by music. As Levitin states "Whenever humans come together for any reason, music is there: weddings, funerals, graduation from college, men marching off to war, stadium sporting events, a night on the town, prayer, a romantic dinner, mothers rocking their infants to sleep ... music is a part of the fabric of everyday life" ( Levitin, 2010). Today music has already found its place even
In her novel A Mercy, Morrison uses the slave narrative to make the readers close to her work. By using this narrative style, the reader feels sympathy with the slaves and he can put him/herself in their shoes. Morrison thinks by shedding light upon that topic, the world take any action to save these feeble servants. It is a witty style which makes the novel more effective. Morrison speaks about the slave narrative and says “a very large part of my own literary heritage is the autobiography” (qtd Mueller 2).
Currently, music has influenced almost everything we do in our daily activities. People listen to music when resting, while driving or being driven, advertising and even when they are studying. Music in Africa is growing rapidly because of the Internet that has made it easier to distribute and share it. Music has got the power to move people in different and mysterious ways. Hip life, a genre of music, has found a way of connecting the people of Ghana even though it remains in its local dialect which is not understood by the everybody in Africa, can also help the people of Africa connect to one another because of it’s rapid growth continentally.