Music plays an important role in our daily lives and is woven into the fabric of
Music plays an important role in our daily lives and is woven into the fabric of society. We listen to music while alone or in company, in a dance club or at home, through simple headphones or via high-end speakers, as background or as foreground, after we get up or before we go to bed. Music can accompany us when we are traveling, shopping, doing sports, working, or relaxing. This omnipresence of music raises several questions that I am asking you to fashion into a reflective journal entry: • First, attend a live or virtual musical performance- it could be a concert, pre-recorded performance, but it must be a visual performance and not just an audio recording. • Second, describe in detail the musical performance including the artists, titles of music, composers, genre, and venue. • Third, describe your experience in detail- feelings, emotions, etc. • Fourth, answer some of the following questions while reflection on music: o How does music affect our lives? o What is the relation between the society we live in and the role, function, and position of music within that society? o How is music influenced by and does music influence social, political, economic, technological, and multiple other developments? o How music contributes to shaping our identity?

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