American Wedding

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Hayes Ryan Hayes Bruce D’Arcus GEO 101 10 November 2009 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZTFufbcx8DI Can A Song About An American Wedding Actually Explain Differences in Culture? The Song I have chosen for this assignment is “American Wedding” by Gogol Bordello. Although they speak English, people that watch the video can see that they have an extremely strong Eastern European or Russian accent. The genre of music that this band is in is gypsy music. According to European sources, although the actual origin is tough to pin point, in general most people agree that gypsy music started in Northern Central India (Brown 2009). This was 2000 years ago, and they migrated to Persia in 100 BC (Brown 2009). The actual word “Gypsy” is a fairly recent term used to define people from the area of Egypt (Brown 2009). It eventually spread to parts of Romania and Russia, which is how Gogol Bordello got his inspiration to create his music. The two instruments that Gogol Bordello mostly used are related to the Gypsy music history. The two main instruments that the band uses are the violin as well as the accordion. The
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