Individual Reflection: Other Examples of Musical Nationalism
Module 5 describes nationalism as a trend in the arts in the 19th and 20th centuries and then centers on the expression of nationalism in the United States, as an intersection of popular, folk and classical music traditions. In an individual reflection please expand these geographic horizons to consider musical nationalism in a country or area of your choice (from anywhere in the world, except the United States). Compose a submission that explains nationalism in the music of this region by answering the following questions:
How is nationalism expressed in the music of the country/area you chose?
What musical characteristics may be associated with this expression of nationalism?
Describe this expression of nationalism by describing one representative musical example with composer or artist.
Your text entry submission should be 300 to no more than 350 words long, total.