International vs Traditional Music (IELTS Writing Task)
There are Many different types of music today. Why do we need music? Is there traditional music of a country more important than the international music that is heard every where nowadays?
Music is food of soul. It provides tired minds a healthy entertainment and help to release pressure of work and other social activities. If we look back at history, man love music and melody all the time. People were used to show their sentiment through music in different circumstances like war and battles, happiness and wedding ceremonies, grief and sorrow etc. Interesting thing is that in all the regions like Asia, Gulf, Africa, Australia, America music is admired equally. In short, it has deep perpetual relationship with human being.
There are several types of music practiced and listened in the world. Communities have their own traditional or folk music. For example classical raga is pure Indo-Pak music type whereas pop music is recognized as international music.
Some people believe that traditional music is more important than international music. They say that traditional music has its roots in the culture and it represents the history, traditions and thoughts of a community. For example, Indian classical music express their religion and it is considered as sacred as religion. In contrast, international music is only for entertainment. Traditional music helps a man to get connected with his cultural heritage whereas international music leads to globalization and finally one may lost his cultural identity.
On the other hand, some people have opposite point of view. They believe that international music is as important as traditional is. By this, one can get closer and familiar to other nations. He can enjoy variety of musical instruments. More vocal options are there. They say that International music presents emerging trends and thoughts. Furthermore, as the man get civilized and world get developed, need of music also get changed for modern man. The parameters for likeness keep on changing with generations. And international music is up to date with current needs.
I belief that traditional music is more important when compared to international music. This point of view is more stronger for me. Without a shadow of doubt, international music has charm, but traditional music has its own scenario. It is more important because it has historical and geographical associations with a culture. Cultures must be alive for new generations, people must be get connected to traditional music for getting culture alive.
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