In fact in modern times cultural diversity has given impetus to the rise of a new cultural identity that can be called a multicultural culture. And in this all, America stands above all, having the most culturally diversified, multiethnic and modern all merged into one American society.
United States of America when claiming to be the most culturally diversified country in the world unintuitive also claims to be the place having the most diversified number of cultures, people, legends, dress codes, folk stories and nonetheless music. The world may be going more global every minute but it is not that easy to let go of one’s culture and music. Almost all of the ethnic groups though believe in “Unity in Diversity” but also strive to protect their legend, their tradition through community group discussions and cultural music and dance. Music plays a pivotal role in not only the protection of a specific culture’s traditions but also in the spread of it.
Any cultural music that exists today is not merely a combination of musical tones and vocal played on specific musical instruments. Cultural music represents the ideas on which the music evolved its history, its religious and metaphysical inclinations, the composition, the material culture of the music and thus the whole of the culture it evolved from. (Jeff Todd Titon Linda Fujie, London: Collier Macmillan, 1984, Worlds of music: an introduction to the music of the worlds peoples). The Asians constitute almost 5% of the Californian population (http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/06000.html, updated on 13th Oct 2011) which makes it an ideal situation for the growth of cultural music.
The Japanese cultural music plays an unimportant role in the lives of the people of that descent. The music has in it the elements of tradition and the rich past that clearly shows the long time this music has taken to evolve and the culturally rich