Ethnic Geography Music Essay
Discuss geographic topics that are best suited to your particular song. Here are some examples. You do not need to use all of them and you can add some of your own. 1. What are the ethnic origins of the song, the songwriter and the performer? 2. What region of the United States is associated with this songwriter/performer? 3. Describe the location of your song. What is the physical location, topography, climate, vegetation? Is the location urban or rural? What is the cultural landscape? 4. What linguistic or religious factors are involved? Are certain words in the lyrics from a non-English language? Is there evidence of a dialect? 5. What cultural or ethnic groups are represented in this song? 6. Can you tell what the demographic and socioeconomic characteristics of the characters are (for example, young or old, rich or poor)? 7. Is there a political and economic context? If so, describe the context of the song.