Project II - Haley Tabaszewski IAH 241A Project II Today's...

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Haley Tabaszewski IAH 241A Project II Today’s popular music is very different from that of traditional African music. Although there are a few similarities, such as types of interaction similar to call and response, for the most part there is a wide gap between the two cultures, as well as the music that represents those cultures. On the subject, my personal opinion is that traditional African music and all of its components is much better than the popular music of my generation. On Sunday, February 10 th (2008), my friend Sarah and I ventured out to Michigan Avenue, down towards the Capitol. There is a small bar down that way called Mac’s. Mac’s often has local bands play there, so I decided a local show would be a good representation of the musical styles that are most current in my culture and the cultures that surround me. We only had time to stay for the first band, The Long Obsession. Upon entering the building, I found that the immediate culture surrounding me is quite a young one. There were about 100 people in the building, 90% of them around the age of fifteen, and the other 10% were the parents of the kids who were performing in the bands. They’re all wearing their most “emo” garb, consisting of tight girl pants (this goes for both males and females), hair that has been teased with enormous amounts of hairspray, and shirts and
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This note was uploaded on 03/30/2008 for the course IAH 241A taught by Professor Johnson during the Spring '08 term at Michigan State University.

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Project II - Haley Tabaszewski IAH 241A Project II Today's...

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