For this paper, you are required to write about two cultural events world wide and relate them to ideas about culture, and the arts in humanities. You are strongly encouraged to attend at least one cultural event in your local area, but it is not required if you are unable to do so. Instead, you may experience a cultural event through available forms of media, such as a learning-based television program or Internet video. (It is important to see and hear the event, so please do not simply read an article about it!)
What is the Definition of a Cultural Event?
For the purposes of this project, a cultural event must provide a higher learning experience about a culture through the lens of humanities. Listed below are examples of cultural events acceptable for this paper.
Cultural events include:
A visit to an art museum (Some museums have virtual tours online, so look for one if you are unable to physically visit an art museum.)
A visit to a history museum that provides information about the history of the local region
A performance of music, dance, or drama that reflects the culture in its performance
A writer’s book-reading session or poetry recitation about their culture or experience as a member of a specific culture
A cultural celebration in its own setting (i.e., Carnival in Rio de Janiero or The Hogbetsotso Festival in Ghana)
For each of your chosen cultural events, please consider the following as you write your paper:
Identify the cultural event. What is it? How did you “experience” it? Did you attend in person or watch it online?
Describe the cultural event as it reflects the culture of origin. Consider the ideas, beliefs, and practices of the people.
What is the history of the cultural event? Consider the historical context, the events or opinions that surrounded the
origination of the event and the era in which it began.
Has the cultural event changed since it began?
What similarities does this event have to at least one other cultural event in another part of the world? Provide an example and explain how they are similar and how they differ.
Has this cultural event been influenced by other cultures? If so, explain.
Has this cultural event influenced other cultures? If so, explain.
This has to be a minimum of 5 pages paper, talking about two different cultural events. APA format and font 12 Time New Roman, not including the reference page. The reference page must be web-based with minimum of 2 different references.