Role of cross-cultural influences in our own society
We live in a multicultural society, and we often think that this is a uniquely modern and American condition. Our study of history shows us that this is not the case. Still, it is helpful to consider the role of cross-cultural influences in our own society.
- What constitutes influence, and how do we recognize it in music?
- What influences from other cultures, or ethnic groups do you see in music that you are familiar with (sacred or secular)?
- Do you view such influences as positive or negative? Why?