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Goal: The goal of this project is to create an informative website featuring a popular music style from East Asia, South Asia, Southeast Asia, the Middle East or Africa.
Description: For this project, you will be building a website using www.wix.com, which is free and easy to use. Wix features user-friendly drag and drop technology, so you can easily change or customize your website. All that is required is to set-up an account using your email address and password. Here is a beginner’s guide for creating Wix websites. There is also a good video explanation of building a website with Wix. Wix also has an excellent Help Center to address any questions you have while creating your website.
Your website will feature a style of global pop music selected from the list below and should include the following:
1. A summary of your chosen global popular music style, including a brief history. 2. An explanation of how elements of the music’s culture are reflected in the music. 3. A description of the instruments used in that style of music. 4. An evaluation of all of these key attributes of the music: melody, harmony, timbre, rhythm and form. 5. Specific introduction to one piece of music from your chosen popular music style. Be sure to include at least one example of the music, such as through linking to YouTube performances or embedding YouTube video. The introduction of the chosen music example should include the artist, the title of the example, and a one paragraph description of the music.
The above elements can either be included on one page of a website or separated into different pages. Be sure to include your name on your website. Your website should include photos and video (either linked or embedded). Remember that embedded photos and videos need to be cited. Sources must be valid, academic sources (i.e. Do not use non-academic websites, such as Wikipedia or About.com). Your website should not contain more than 15% direct quotes and direct quotes must be in quotation marks followed by a citation. Direct quotes and paraphrased material must be cited in the body of the text and in a reference section.
Global Popular Music Options
Boomba (a.k.a Kapuka)