question archive Historical Perspectives in Music: Shine the spotlight on music or musicians who have contributed to the world of music or pushed the societal envelope but whose stories are not well known, or examine the benefits & challenges of appreciation vs
Historical Perspectives in Music: Shine the spotlight on music or musicians who have contributed to the world of music or pushed the societal envelope but whose stories are not well known, or examine the benefits & challenges of appreciation vs. appropriation in music and culture.
Musicians & artists have always been influenced by their experiences with other musicians and other cultures. From Haydn's use of folk tunes to Debussy's exploration of Asian music to the perennially popular "The Lion Sleeps Tonight," music is a mix of various cultures. But where is the line between being influenced by, and directly taking (& profiting from) another's art? For example, did Justin Bieber cross a line in his performance of "Despacito"? Read & watch the material in this unit, then considering the information (as well as any other you research on your own), come to a conclusion regarding this question:
"Can an artist ever connect exclusively with the art of a less privileged culture, or does the very nature of the difference in privilege and politics define the interaction in some way?"
Define and explain both sides of the issue then offer your opinion based on the research!
Research (using credible sources), then present what you discovered on the discussion board and include at least one music (audio/video) sample. If available, student samples are provided. You do not have to cover the entire topic, but explore one aspect of it.
Post your content onto the discussion board and include embedded videos (not attachments; links only for slide presentations/narrated videos). Include specifically where we are to listen (time cue or edit video). If song sample is in a foreign language, please include translated title and brief explanation of what song is about (complete translated lyrics ok, but not necessary).
Media: Include music sample(s) to accompany your information. To Embed videos into your report, it is recommended that you download music samples you want to use to avoid ads or vanishing videos. To secure music clips (for academic purposes only)