Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Well Waddaya Know XXIV

Last week's question and answer:
Question: Russian immigrants to Israel who use drugs tend to prefer this kind of music:


rap, heavy metal
5 (13%)
house, rave, techno
12 (31%)
trance
13 (34%)
soft rock
3 (7%)
blues
5 (13%)


Votes so far: 38
The Russian immigrants will prefer rap and heavy metal. Drug users in their early 20s will prefer rave, techno, and house regardless of their ethnic origins. Mediterranean music is preferred by drug users who are native born Israelis but whose parents came from Arab countries (Yemen, Iraq, Morocco) (Sefardim). The latter addicts most connect to the sub-genre
nicknamed "crying songs". These are songs whose lyrics and music evoke feelings of melancholy and despair. Ofer Levi's song The Road of Temptation is a good example of this category.

(*based on Tsvia Horesh's article: "Dangerous Music - Working with the Destructive and Healing Powers of Popular Music in the Treatment of Substance Abusers" in the journal Music Therapy Today June 2003)

This week's question is up to the left.

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