Examining the relationship between music and culture with Kian Kabiri, a prominent musician and singer
Music is a part of the culture of every country and region and is one of the inseparable parts of our human lives. Music is a vast area that has different styles and genres from rock to jazz, depending on the time period, geographical region and type of instrument. As it was said before, music has a vast territory and the world is full of different styles of music, each piece of music according to characteristics such as time period, performance method, type of instruments used in performance, its geographical characteristics and… in a style is included. Therefore, there are various styles in the field of music and favoring a particular style of music depends on the taste, culture and opinion of each person.
It can be said that pop music is one of the most popular styles in the world music market, the word “pop” is derived from the word popular meaning popular, however, it is a bit difficult to clearly define pop music, because it has evolved a lot over time. .
This style of music was popular in the 1930s and 1950s and mostly in America, Europe and Africa. In this style of music, instruments such as wind instruments, stringed instruments, guitar, piano, drums, percussion, harmonica and synthesizer are mostly used. Also, for this type of style, electronic devices are used as amplifiers and element creators. Heavy rhythm is used. In this style of sounding in the instruments, it is very similar to classical music, but the bass sound is greatly strengthened and other musical aspects such as harmony, arrangement, form, etc. Are simpler than classical music.
Today, pop music takes many of its sounds and musical language from the world of hip-hop, as its subgenres of trap and rap are very popular. Among the most popular famous pop singers, we can mention familiar names such as Beyoncé, Michael Jackson, Ariana Grande and Madonna.
The entry of hip-hop style into the world of music dates back to the 1970s, this style of music was initially formed and popularized among African Americans who lived in America, but with the spread of hip-hop style in the world, every The country should create its own hip-hop style. This style is a combination of sound and scratch and represents the story of people’s lives rhythmically, there are many hip-hop musical instruments; But the song of this style is mostly produced with the help of DJs and producers, and the singer sings on it. Artists such as Kanye West, J. Cole, Kendrick Lamar, Jay-Z, Nicki Minaj and Drake are among the most famous and successful hip-hop singers. All these people are famous faces and familiar names not only in the United States but all over the world.
In the 1960s, black people used rap music to protest against the problems of life and racial discrimination. At that time, black people displayed their art in the street because they did not have enough time and facilities to record their songs. they put Today, all over the world, this style of music is used to express protest against poverty, drugs, unemployment, racial discrimination and injustice. The rhythm of the music in this style is very fast and the words are expressed one after the other. The 1990s is often referred to as one of the best decades in rap history. The most famous rappers of that period were Tupac and Notorious B.I.G.