In the presentation of the various cultures, some elements are used to in the attempt of giving a community a particular identity. Different parts of the world have something that is unique that is associated with them and identify them in the global perspective. The uniqueness of a particular community ranges from the use of music, dances, and food that have an origin related to them. Over the years, the cultural evolution is taking place with the various aspects being included which in turn make particular cultures gain more preference than others depending on what they come up with. One of the issues one of the issues that have widely been used to represent a particular community regarding culture is the use of dances and music. Through the incorporation of new ways of dancing and music composition, the cultures tend to be livelier than before. In this piece of work, the focus will be on the Cambodian-American music and the way it used to represent the culture in history as it is seen today. Cambodian-American music in this context was rock music that used to represent various social issues that could be attributed to governance and politics of those days.
Rock is a music genre with its origin from North America. In the course of spreading the entire world, Rock music went down to Cambodia and was adopted and incorporated into the culture. In the course of the rock Choreography music, there is the use of Javanese language which is combined with a gamelan music beat. In the course of the presentation rhetoric communication style of language have been used. Also, the presentation has incorporated assonance and alliteration which is an expression of the culture. There is also figurative speech style that is used in conjunction with personification, sarcasm, metonymy, and innuendo. The children take skillful and experienced movements, and postures show us their passion for dance. It is an indication that Indonesian hip-hop culture is rich and is moved from one generation to another.
It depicts the suffering of the ancestors and the harsh history of natural disasters, war and famine and the display of the present generation of appreciation and praise to their ancestors. There was a belief that the world is powerful and primitive which cultivated fear and fire in the lives of the Cambodia ancestors. The first half of the performance illustrates a culture where individuals came to terms with the world around them in the trial of improving. Rock music in this context explains the importance of power in the culture as this is a shield from the enemies. It is evident that when a culture cannot shun particular ways of life, there may be cases of being overturned by enemies. Therefore, culture, in this instance, needs to be protected.
Teaching the music to the children is a way of communicating the role of culture in transferring what is known from one generation to another. The choreographic artwork has incorporated both the adults and the children. Incorporating children and adult characters illustrates the cohesiveness that is required in the maintaining of a particular culture. Also in the Cambodian-American rock music, there are aspects of love and unity as a way of the community. Through and dressing, the tale illustrates the cultural wears that are of importance in Cambodia.
The Cambodian people have embraced a particular way of life, and they are known in the global perspective due to the peacock dance. The dance is done in multiple languages in the Cambodian culture which is an indication that diversification has been embraced. The gentle gesture of Ping reflects the beauty of the women. Also, the dressing gives what the people believe in.
From the above several of cultures, it is evident that different parts of the world have their cultural way of doing things. Despite the fact that evolution has been one of the factors that make changes in the way people behave, cultures remain as important as it was in the old days. Art has contributed a lot to the diversification of cultures.
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