Singing and cultural understanding: A music education perspective

  title={Singing and cultural understanding: A music education perspective},
  author={Beatriz Ilari and lily Chen-Hafteck and Lisa Crawford},
  journal={International Journal of Music Education},
  pages={202 - 216}
This article explores the relationship between singing and cultural understanding. Singing emerges in infancy and develops through processes of enculturation and socialization. When we sing songs from diverse cultures, we are granted with opportunities to learn about the cultures of others, and gain a better understanding of our own. Thus, singing songs from different cultures may play important roles in the construction of our identities and in how we perceive and understand others, and… 

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