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Mongolian And Palestinian Arts Essay

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A diverse society has many advantages to it, but clashes between different cultures do occur. At the heart of all cultures is the power of creative expression and celebration of life. Each culture has their own unique way to express their creativity and art. Although the Mongolian and Palestinian cultures are different, these cultures can resolve conflict and reach common ground through artistic expression for a more harmonious way to co-exist.
There are a wide range of instruments and singing styles in the Mongolian culture. Mongolians have many festivals where they do sing and play unique instruments. Victoria Kim, a journalist from the Los Angeles Times, describes a Mongolian festival that was taking place outside the Los Angeles City Hall. The journal states, “There was plaintive throat singing about a great Mongolian king, Manduul. To a tune on the morin khuur, a two-stringed traditional instrument, the crowd moved shoulders and arms as they learned a Mongolian dance.” Mongolians throat singers can produce two or three, sometimes even four pitches all together. The ancient tradition of throat singing developed among the nomadic herdsmen. The singers use their voice to mimic and interact with the sounds of the natural world. They would copy the sounds of the whistling birds, howling wolves, and the blowing wind. The Mongolians also have a traditional instrument called the morin khuur which is a bowed two-stringed instrument and is considered a symbol of the Mongolian nation. This instrument is played in many Mongolian festivals and some celebrations are held for the importance of this instrument.
The Palestinian culture is also appreciative of music just like the Mongolian culture. In the Palestinian culture there is a festival called the Palestine Mozart Festival. In this festival Palestinians gather and play Mozart’s music. Tim Moore, a publisher of an internet magazine dealing with national culture, describes what happens during these festivals and states, “During the first two weeks of April, the Palestine Mozart Festival will reach venues in Bethlehem, Jerusalem, Nablus, and Ramallah. Fifty of Mozart’s compositions will be performed. The festival opens with a recital for organ, with Mozart reveling in his ‘king of instruments’. There follows a fascinating week of the composer’s smaller-scale works - melancholy and introspection lurking alongside sunny folk melodies in a series of chamber concerts taken from all periods of his life.” This festival not only allows people who are not familiar with Mozart’s music to hear his music, but the festival also has small series of lectures and documentaries which focus on the composer’s life and how he affected the Near and Middle East. Music is recognized in the Palestinian culture and is something that brings the Palestinians together despite the political isolation felt by many Palestinians. Saleem Abboud Ashkar, who was born in Nazareth and studied piano at the Royal Academy in London, says...

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