posted by gaby on .
why does music around the world impact cultures so differently?
changes peoples worldview
Thank you for using the Jiskha Homework Help Forum. Although I don't fully understand your question, here are some sites on cultures & music:
I don't think this is a question with textbook answer. It's an opinion. So here's mine:
I think you have to look at it both ways. World music reflects the culture of the region where it originates. It is normal to the people who live there because it is familiar. When a Westerner hears Eastern music for the first time, it can change his or her world view, as Mel said, because it is completely different from what he is used to hearing. It opens your eyes to one aspect of a new culture and leads to interest and understanding of that society as a whole.