Are hybridity and “authenticity” completely separate concepts, or do they reinforce each other?
I will send you three essays, using the information in the essays answer the question – “Are hybridity and “authenticity” completely separate concepts, or do they reinforce each other?” – use short and concise examples from the text (use quotations marks and write/cite the page numbers!)Hybridity and authenticity reinforce each other because they both try to
the origin of something. It can either be the origin of a culture and origin of a book.
From the Little Richard as a Folk Performer text, he tries to show the origin of rock music. He uses hybridity to show that the rock music is has originality, and he uses authenticity to come up with evidence that this is true. The use of the Rolling Stone demonstrates the history of rock. Richard and Bing Crosby face so many difficulties as they are proving the origin of the music. People could not believe them including their families. (Langdom, 1976)
Also in the history of gays in New York between the years 1970 to 1990, has it origin. Records of can be found in the Stonewall riots of 1969. It states that the New York cops could go into a bar collect evidence on those who seemed to have homosexual behaviors from the way they behaved. There was a riot by those caught in this clubs because of the embarrassment brought up by the police. This was because their names would be listed in the newspaper the following morning. There was shouting all over stating, “Gay power!” In addition, “Gay is good” The music also led to spread gay because so much music was, sang while people were almost half-naked and this encouraged the spread of gay. Also, the gay song encouraged the spread because of the popularity. (Jeff, 1977)
The reggae music has also it origins and its said to have come from Jamaica. However, its roots are from the American soul music where the Jamaicans also so that they could represent the Africa. They did this because country such as America had come up with their own songs like the R and B and Ragga, which was sung by those who lived in the uptowns. Ragga came from the name “ragamuffin” which implies that disapproval came from those who disliked the music. The music also brought up a dance known as “burra dance” whereby there was the use of drums, which brought the Jamaicans together. There competed in the dance which also came a national thing, and emphasized by the leaders. (Lona, 1951)
Dj’s also originated from the America. A group of people who had tied bells on their animals, which produced different sound as they walked, whiles other as they run. This made some people able to mix the songs in order to produce different sounds. This created creativity in the field of music where there was an introduction of mixing of songs.
Slavery also has its origin from the blacks where so many blacks faced discrimination from the whites. The most affected people by this discrimination were Jamaicans and that why they even today they live on their own without depending on other countries. Slavery brought up the spread of Christian mostly because the whites were aware of Christians hence those taken as captives got Christian education. The slaves had to face difficulties because of mistreatments from the whites. Therefore, we can conclude that hybridity and authenticity have similarity because they both try to give out the same outlook.
|Academic Level||College (3-4 years: Junior, Senior)|
|Subject Area||Popular Music as Communication|
|Paper Type||Critical thinking|
|Number of Pages||2 Page(s)/550 words|