Week 8 discussion part A and B
WEEK 8 DISCUSSION: READING and VIDEO REFLECTION
Discussion Prompt #1 – Reading and Video Reflection (10 points):
Part A Reading and Video Reflection: (Respond to two of the questions posed): What aspects of Middle Eastern and Arab culture contribute to your understanding and appreciation for music of the Arab
world? In what ways do you see that the music of the Arab world has influenced music in Europe and America? How has the mass media and popular imagination in the West interpreted Middle Eastern and
Arab culture? Give one example of how the music presented in chapter ten reflects multiethnic, multilinguistic, and/or multireligious diversity?
Part B Personal Connection: (Required) Share one musical concept, instrumental or vocal performance, website, recording, video, or article that you enjoyed or felt a connection with in your study
of Middle Eastern or Arab music. Explain why.
Required Reference: Titon, Jeff Todd, Ed. (2009). Worlds of Music: An Introduction to the Music of the World’s Peoples. Shorter
Version 3rd Edition. Schirmer. Cengage Learning, Inc. Belmont, CA. ISBN-13: 978-0-495-5710-3. ISBN-10: 0-49557010-9.
(With 3 Audio CDs ISBN 0-495-57223-3)