A diverse society has many advantages to it, but clashes between different cultures do occur. At the heart of all cultures is the power of creative expression and celebration of life. Each culture has their own unique way to express their creativity and art. Although the Mongolian and Palestinian cultures are different, these cultures can resolve conflict and reach common ground through artistic expression for a more harmonious way to co-exist.There are a wide range of instruments and singing styles in the Mongolian culture. Mongolians have many festivals where they do sing and play unique instruments. Victoria Kim, a journalist from the Los Angeles Times, describes a Mongolian festival that was taking place outside the Los Angeles City Hall. The journal states, “There was plaintive throat singing about a great Mongolian king, Manduul. To a tune on the morin khuur, a two-stringed traditional instrument, the crowd moved shoulders and arms as they learned a Mongolian dance.” Mongolians throat singers can produce two or three, sometimes even four pitches all together. The ancient tradition of throat singing developed among the nomadic herdsmen. The singers use their voice to mimic and interact with the sounds of the natural world. They would copy the sounds of the whistling birds, howling wolves, and the blowing wind. The Mongolians also have a traditional instrument called the morin khuur which is a bowed two-stringed instrument and is considered a symbol of the Mongolian nation. This instrument is played in many Mongolian festivals and some celebrations are held for the importance of this instrument.The Palestinian culture is also appreciative of music just like the Mongolian culture. In the Palestinian culture there is a fest…
…y can better understand each other. Understanding each other’s cultures lets you understand other people and the reasons why they live the way they live. It can help you understand them and be more open minded towards other people. By realizing how common these cultures are they can develop a respect for each other’s cultures and regard all people as equal. By respecting each other’s cultures they can both co-exist so that not only will they live in peace, but live and thrive together.
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