Music can reflect and reveal the characteristics and customs of a country, race,
Music can reflect and reveal the characteristics and customs of a country, race, and culture. Listening to other people’s music, we begin to understand who they are and what they value. Music can tell us of their customs and history. Music not only reflects but can also be a shaping force of culture.
I would like you to choose a country or culture and cite examples of how the music of that people or place reveals to us aspects of that culture. There is no limit to your choices. You may write about an ancient culture or present-day cultures such as European, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, or Asian countries. You may even wish to look at the various genre represented in our own American culture, such as Native American music or even American Jazz.
The goal is for you to learn and present information on the power of music to give the listener a window
into an alternate country or culture to understand others and their way of life better.