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date: 07 August 2022


The Oxford Encyclopedia Women in World History
Ellen KoskoffEllen Koskoff, Ellen KoskoffEllen Koskoff

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Comparative History

Music is a basic human activity, created, performed, and experienced by people in all world cultures. Although not always called “music”—a term associated in many societies with public, sexual, and decadent performance practices—all cultures differentiate and value certain sounds and sound structures over others and use them in a variety of contexts to express cultural and individual values.... ...

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