A 21ST CENTURY REFORMATION: MUSIC AS AN AGENT OF GLOBAL RECONCILIATION

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  • Stella N. Nwobu, Ph.D Department of Music, Anambra State University, Uli

Keywords:

Century reformation, Music, Agent, Global reconciliation

Abstract

In this 21st Century, Global disintegrations abound. Conflicts initiated by nationalistic, ethnic, religious or communalist elites who exacerbate and reinforce ‘identity’ difference, grievances and aspirations for their own ends. How to tackle them in order to achieve lasting peace and reconciliation should be a focus of every nation. Music is a phenomenon that cut across the sphere in realization of numerous prerequisite of the society. As a medium for self-actualization of the societal needs in respect of universal, national, ethnic or religious differences, it contributes to the integration, unanimity and harmony. Through music, conservation of laws and order are renowned and exposed publicly. Music is educative, entertaining and an intricate part of the development of the mind, body and soul. Attempt is made in this paper to unveil the relevance of music in achieving global reconciliation in this 21st century and it was discovered that music plays an important role in preventing conflicts, promoting conflict resolution and sustaining peace.  Music with properly structured contexts permeates the innermost being and project peace and understanding among nations. It is hoped that this paper would open people’s minds and souls to see that through music, people are introduced to truths necessary for understanding and correcting the ills of the world and societies by which peace and reconciliation can be achieved. This descriptive survey employed musicological tools such as review of related literature and discography.

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Published

08/30/2022

How to Cite

Nwobu, S. N. (2022). A 21ST CENTURY REFORMATION: MUSIC AS AN AGENT OF GLOBAL RECONCILIATION. Advance Journal Of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, 5(4). Retrieved from https://aspjournals.org/ajahss/index.php/ajahss/article/view/25

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