Category Archives: Music Essay (2014)

The Voice

By Chris S. In the contemporary United States competitive television shows have received great enthusiasm. These competition shows include dancing, singing and talent shows. This essay focuses on the popular television show, NBC’s The Voice, from the lens of political … Continue reading

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Gender Inequality in Pop Culture

By Alex G. The other night as I turned on my television, I came across a music video playing on MTV. Utterly shocked at the presentation of actual music on MTV, I watched the screen and listened. “The usual…” I … Continue reading

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EDM and Ecstasy: The Popular Rise of a Genre and its Implications

By Casey C. Electronic dance music (EDM) is a supergenre of music that includes club music, dance music, electro house, and other similar subgenres. The shorthanded, simplified summary of such music is synthesized music, normally played and created by DJs … Continue reading

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The Language of the Chant

By Phoenix F The inside of the palatial church is crowded. I have can scarcely move without brushing against another person. My candle is held close to my chest, its little flickering flame illuminating the bulletin I collected when I … Continue reading

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Anthropology in the Music of the ’60s and ’70s

By Alex H The ’60s and ’70s were a time of social upheaval and cultural change, which can be seen in the music of the time.  The Grateful Dead, Bob Dylan, The Rolling Stones, The Kinks, The Beach Boys, Simon … Continue reading

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