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New Music Concepts 2016

A Cross-Cultural Exploration of Music in History: Language, Health and Art Implications

Part of the New Music Concepts book series (NMC volume 2)
ISBN: 978-88-6551-221-0

Author(s): Mary H. Cui, Don Knox, Michael O. Agyeman, Raymond MacDonald

Abstract: Music lives in every culture, yet most current investigations into music are based on Western music and Western listeners. This has not just ignored the cultural richness in music itself, neglected internationalization characteristics of music creators, listeners and resources, but also limited the impact of research on large varieties of societies. In reality, music is multi-cultural, multi-lingual and multi-facet. Evident in communication, education and healthcare systems, multi-cultural challenges have merged into many aspects of our historical and contemporary societies. Rapid cultural fusion of community and evolutionary development of media and technology have enriched the wealth of music. In this paper, we demonstrate that music has a rich but cross-cultural foundation in history with significance in linguistics, health and art.

Keywords: art, cross-cultural exploration, language, music, health