Artifacts of our own cultures surround us. From art and music to architecture and , from to laws and economics, we live among cultural artifacts that have deep roots.
Select the single cultural artifact that you believe best represents the culture in which you live today. Present a detailed description of the artifact, and analyze in detail how the artifact relates to the values, beliefs of the culture. Investigate and evaluate the deep cultural roots of your artifact. What historical roots allowed your artifact to come into being? Which cultural periods might have influenced its eventual development? How do you anticipate this artifact being passed to future generations? What kinds of evolutions might it undergo as ? Craft an essay of 3-4 pages that addresses these points from the perspective of someone trained in the Humanities.
This paper will discuss the cultural artifacts of the boom box and hip hop. It will talk about how the boom box was introduced to society, as well as how hip hop music allowed people to express their feeling freely through the music. It will discuss how the boom box and hip hop have evolved over time and where this artifact may take us to in the future.
The year is 1980 and a crowd has gathered in New York City. A mixture of music can be heard throughout the park, some exciting, beautiful, sad, and depressing and some that is offensive to others as well. The rhythm of the African Diasporas can be heard in the music along with the beats of artists from the bygone era. The crowd is almost hypnotized to the sound of the music as well as watching the dancers who are giving a visual on the music that is being played (Beginners Guide, n.d).
The music can be heard and the dancers can be seen clear as day but what is making the music that these people are drawn to and dancing to? Then the black box on a bench is noticed by the glimmer of lights barely seeable due to the midday sun. There are two speakers associated with the box. One wonders what this black box is and where it came from, but most importantly whey they obtain one (Beginners Guide, n.d).
The era of hip hop started in 1980. Hip hop was the music of the children and disenchanted in 1980 and hip hop is still the music of today’s youth. These individuals are looking for a voice to be heard by society that seems to want to watch them drawn. They needed to be heard over this crowd of society and the birth of the boom box allowed them to do this by the use of playing music (Beginners Guide, n.d)