Pop Music in Asia Essay by The Research Group

Pop Music in Asia
An examination of the effects of Western popular music on life and culture in China, Indonesia, Japan and more.
# 21265 | 1,125 words | 9 sources | 1994 | US
Published on Feb 25, 2003 in Asian Studies (General) , Music Studies (General)

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"Western popular music has long had a major influence on the world music scene, and the massive appeal of rock music since the worldwide impact of the Beatles and other groups from the 1960s has altered the popular music scene in different regions of the world, including the nations of Asia. This change has meant the creation of some cultural tensions as some Asian governments have tried to stem the tide of Western influences and to maintain traditional cultural forms. Such efforts have had only limited success and have often come long after the battle has been won by Western music. The Beatles and Elvis Presley first reached these nations more than 30 years ago, and efforts to hold back the flood have been brought to bear more recently either on specific musical styles or on the general influx of Western ideas and trends, to little avail. In many of these countries, a thriving..."

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