Music in your country

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  1. Gina B

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    It's summer and time to do the fun learning in homeschool! The "saga of pizza" topic gave me the idea to look into different music in different cultures.
    What type of music dominates in the area you live in? How does this reflect who you are?
    Whatever country and whatever area you're in, can you tell us about your culture and music?
    I'd especially like recommendations to a certain artist/album that you feel accurately portrays the style appropriate to where you are so we can start looking for it! :) Nothing obscure if you live in a foreign country, I want to be able to get a hold of it without jumping through too many hoops.
    One other note, please don't turn this thread into an argument as my girls will be reading it. :cool:
    Gina and da chicklets
     
  2. Gib

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    We have a big following for the Today's Country genre. Over on the islands and coastal area's there are a great many summer concert series performed outside at places like the pier, lighthouse area, beaches and anywhere alot of people congregate.

    There's Jazz in the Park, A Little Light Music and others that bring in the styles of swing and big band era, singers and standards, jazz, folk, etc. These are usually a good place for families to come out and bring the lawn chairs and blankets. Most are alcohol free and smoke free.

    The Beach Boys will be in the area for a concert. It will be well attended.
     
  3. Dr. Bob

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    I live in a place "like no where on earth" (our motto last year - dumb!) and the unique music of our area is ANYTHING Country & Western. :(

    Music in your country? No. Country in your music! :mad:

    Sad. [​IMG] Can't wait to see what folks in Australia or Ireland are listening to! [​IMG]
     
  4. Ben W

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    Aussies like a wide variety of Music.

    Jazz Music is getting more and more popular in live venues.

    In the Church Scene we have Hillsong which is a large organisation dedicated to producing upbeat Praise and Worship Music.

    Popular Bands from Australia displaying Aussie Rock.

    Men at Work,
    INXS,
    AC~DC,
    Midnight Oil,
    Silverchair,
    The SuperJesus,

    Popular Soloists -

    Kylie Minogue,
    Delta Goodrum,
    Natalie Imbrulia,
    Holly Valance,
    John Farnham,

    Popular Christian Musicians -

    The Newsboys,
    Seraphs Coal,
    Steve Grace

    Pete should have more idea than I, He loves to make his guitar wail [​IMG]
     
  5. ScottEmerson

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    I'm a big fan of Natalie Imbruglia, especially her newest album. You are also very lucky to be in a place where Hillson is so prevalent. Hillsongs is absolutely incredible!
     
  6. Su Wei

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    Sigh, with the proliferation of mass media and popular culture, it's pretty much the same anywhere in the world these days the music and the culture that comes with the music.

    I guess the pervasive music culture here in Singapore is mostly American (western). And it certainly does not reflect who i am! (Maybe who i was until i came to claim Jesus as my Lord....)

    But i guess it also depends on your world view. The music that really reflects me are hymns.

    However, for the education of your children, it would interesting to find out more about music of other cultures.

    For example, Chinese Orchestras. there are several Chinese Orchestras in Singapore and most schools have a Chinese Orchestra as a Co-Curricular Activity.
    You can just type Chinese Orchestra on the search engine and there are several good sites describing the various Chinese musical instruments that make up the orchestra. Some sites have what the orchestra sounds like.

    Singapore is multi-cultural. You can also try Malay Cultural Music, and Indian Cultural Music.

    Hope it helps.
    All the best!

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  7. Major B

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    We have five Christian radio stations here (1-Southern Gospel, 1-praise and worship, 2-CCM, 1-mixed). We have two hard rock stations, several country stations, and NO rap stations.
     
  8. Ben W

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    Gidday Scott,

    I am not sure if it is on Cable TV in the US or not, yet Hillsong have a half hourly TV show on each week called "Life is for Living". Well worth a look. [​IMG]
     
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    It's on INSP in the states.
     
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    * Pete gets out his soap-box...

    Hillsongs...ARGH! They are maybe just a TAD too prevalent. They have reached plague proportions and are even cancerous in some Churches. Some have a playlist of Hills, whole Hills, and nothing but Hills...It wouldn't be too bad if they were all up to the same standard (they do have some very good ones), but some of the vague CD-fillers they have released..ARGH!

    Shout To The Lord is ok, but 4 times a day, 20 days a year at the expense of When I Survey? "It just don't add up!!"

    Pete
     
  11. ScottEmerson

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    Even the most prolific of hymn-writers would be in the same vein. Not all the hymns that Fanny Crosby helped to write are wonderful songs. Having a playlist of Crosby, whole Crosby, and nothing but Crosby would be a bad idea.

    That said, some of my favorite Hillsongs pieces are "Dwell in Your House," "Forever," and "Emmanuel." Simply awesome songs!
     
  12. Pete

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    Scott, true, having Fanny Crosby's hymns all day every day might be a bad idea...Although I did a Fanny Crosby afternoon at old Church, 7 or 8 hymns and her biography, that went down well, maybe it could be done for a year or two... [​IMG] It certainly couldn't be as bad as Hillzfingz all day every day ;) It could be broken with selections from Mr Watts, Mr Wesley, and a couple of others too ;)

    OK, now I have that out of my system...My favourite Hillsongs are Holy (Lord You Are So Holy), Blessing Honour, Holy One Of God, In The Silence, This Kingdom, and a couple of others.

    Pete
     

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