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Gamespotters, Please see if my work about the POW WOW is good please: The POW WOW event definitely has a broad history. Its popularity has even led to it being an activity within elementary and high schools. For the POW WOW event in Stockton, this is its thirty second year. Within Southern California, its existence was seen in Sycuan and Barona Traditional Gatherings. The purpose of POW WOW is to remind everyone about Native American dancing from ancient times. Though the dancers mysterious attires are known in United States, the same goes for Canada and Mexico. The styles variously seen in Mexico include Havasupai, Cahuilla, etc. As time goes on the POW WOW will still be famous (Calie, 2013). The POW WOW was a very interesting ethnic event. The dancing that I saw was a lot of careful arm movement and jumping around. Moreover, the dancers followed each other in a very important line. What I saw was that some of them were dancing while some were slowly moving. Though this event is highly about Native American heritage, the singing made me think otherwise. While I was hearing the Cherokee leaders singing, it made me think of other worldbeat styles. I was thinking of African or Hispanic music styles. Being here is definitely an appealing activity and it made me more multicultural. Worldbeat was never popular within North America but it has widespread success in other countries (Allmusic, 2013). I definitely have some modest stuff to say about this activity. Though I would not attend this event often, it is still nice to see some different musical culture. To me singing and drum beats are the creation toward a song. Though the songs are good, I would not put them on my music player immediately. For the other part, it was pretty amazing because any body moving leads to enjoyable dancing. Another reason why the songs were just okay to me is because they were short. Nonetheless, it was not an exhilarating event but it was fun. References Allmusic. (2013). Worldbeat. Retrieved August 31, 2013 from allmusic.com/subgenre/worldbeat-ma0000011922 Calie. (2013). Cultural History and Information about Native American POW WOWS in Southern California. Retrieved August 31, 2013 from californiaindianeducation.org/pow_wow/powwow_regalias.html

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