Popular Music Subcultures as Religion.

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Popular Music Subcultures as Religion
Reason of Sylvan believesThe Sylvan conducted research on four popular music subcultures, namely, grateful dead anddeadheads, rave and electronic dance, rap and hip-hop, and heavy metal and metal heads. Theresearch is conducting through personal interviews and observations outside the music events.The Sylvan observes that the music has migrated from the religions which are determined byanalyzing the material to find out the nuances, dynamics, and contradictions of subcultures. Thereligion is migrated to musical subcultures for example In America the religious is far diffusedthroughout the culture and according to the traditional institutionalized religious belief andpractices the relation of religion has been done from the church to the nightclubs, music festivals,streets, concert coliseums. The relocation to the nightclubs comprises of oscillation of secularistsweekly to the rite and rituals on the night function of Friday and Saturday.Sylvan’s thesisI totally agree with theSylvan’s thesis related to the religiosity of popular music becauseaccording to the research conducted by Sylvan includes communal ceremony, philosophy,worldview, code of living, ritual activity, social culture, cultural identity, crucially and sense ofbelonging. The popular culture has become a new arena for expressing the religion. The popularculture is transmitted to the popular music such as electronic instrumentation, corporatemarketing, digital recordings, home stereo technology, and individual way of receiving the music(Bates et al., 2016).
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