In a world dominated by Hollywood and U.S. pop music, South Korean boy bands carved out their own niche, creating millions of followers. (Image: Republic of Korea via  wikimedia  CC BY 2.0 )

K-pop and the Masculinity Crisis

K-pop has been a global cultural phenomenon for the past few years. In a world dominated by Hollywood and U.S. pop music, South Korean boy bands carved out their own niche, creating millions of followers. However, K-pop’s rise to popularity…

A Minnesota-based African American man is breaking cultural barriers by gaining widespread acclaim for playing the guzheng, or Chinese zither. (Image: Screenshot / Youtube)

The African American Who Loves Playing the Guzheng

A Minnesota-based African American man is breaking cultural barriers by gaining widespread acclaim for playing the guzheng, a traditional Chinese instrument. However, some people have accused him of cultural appropriation, preferring that he focus on music from his own culture…

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K-pop and the Masculinity Crisis

K-pop has been a global cultural phenomenon for the past few years. In a world dominated by Hollywood and U.S. pop music, South Korean boy bands carved out their own…

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Some Amazing Ways Music Affects Human Beings

Anyone who has listened to music for long hours will understand that it has a deep impact on their mind. The harmony of sounds triggers various emotions and responses within…

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The African American Who Loves Playing the Guzheng

A Minnesota-based African American man is breaking cultural barriers by gaining widespread acclaim for playing the guzheng, a traditional Chinese instrument. However, some people have accused him of cultural appropriation,…

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An Interesting Arrangement for a New Era

Do you believe in predestined relationships? In the East, a predestined relationship is called “yuan fen.” It is the idea that all the events people encounter during their lives were…

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The Cantata: Music for the Glory of God

The cantata was invented in Italy in the late 1600s. A cantata is a vocal composition with musical accompaniment, generally contains more than one movement, and involves a choir. An…

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The Guqin: The Instrument of the Sages

The guqin, or qin, is a seven-stringed classical musical instrument that is a relative of the zither family and has a history in China of about 5,000 years.