The Kahiko Instrumentation

Anthropology: Hawaiian Ethnography and Presentational Music Culture

  History Since the arrival of the Europeans in the 19th century, ancient forms of chanting and instrumental accompaniment have played a large role in creating awareness and appreciation of customary Hawaiian music. In Music as Social Life, Turino defines culture as “the … Continue reading Anthropology: Hawaiian Ethnography and Presentational Music Culture

This image shows what it typically looks like from a crowd watching a concert (featured image).

Examining Social Issues Present in the Metal Music Subculture of America

During the spring semester, my term paper assignment for one of my anthropology classes was an auto-ethnographic fieldwork essay, but I was limited to online resources to consolidate data due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In this blog post, I aim … Continue reading Examining Social Issues Present in the Metal Music Subculture of America

Anthropology: A Brief Ethnomusicological Perspective of the Flute

Sound surrounded early human species. Around 40,000 years ago, early humans manipulated these sounds to produce the earliest forms of music. Successively, tools emanated vibrations, converting the cacophony to more euphonious tunes and melodies. Thereafter, sound has been further manipulated … Continue reading Anthropology: A Brief Ethnomusicological Perspective of the Flute