Music used as an expression of cultural identity. Traditionally to express history, ethnicity and cultural beliefs.
Music has changed throughout the ages, but the use of music as an essential part of cultural and individual expression has changed very little.
Now – own individual expression of self. Music speaks to the individual in the same way that the individual speaks through music.
Now youth can identify visually with a particular genre because of music videos.
The influence and expression of music expands as the world community shares more of its musical styles. Music to express themselves as individuals as well as to conform to a group.