Cultural Expression and Identity of Philippine Ethnic Music in the Era of Globalization


  • MEI WANG Philippine Women's University


Philippine Ethnic Music, Globalization, Cultural Expression, Identity Formation, Music Education,


This research investigates the intricate interplay between cultural expression and identity of Philippine Ethnic Music in the era of globalization, with a specific focus on teachers and students at the Philippine Women's University. Through a qualitative research approach, a questionnaire utilizing a Likert-4 scale was distributed to 300 participants. The findings reveal diverse perceptions regarding the role of ethnic music, the impact of globalization on cultural identity, and the strengths and weaknesses of current pedagogical practices. Strategies for integration, encompassing both global and local perspectives, are proposed to enhance music education. The study also identifies challenges faced by educators and students, emphasizing opportunities for collaboration, innovation, and community involvement. The results contribute valuable insights into the multifaceted dimensions of Philippine Ethnic Music within a globalized context. Recommendations stemming from this study can inform educators, policymakers, and stakeholders, fostering a more comprehensive and culturally enriched approach to music education. This research serves as a significant resource for understanding and navigating the dynamic landscape of cultural expression and identity in the realm of Philippine Ethnic Music.


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WANG, M. (2024). Cultural Expression and Identity of Philippine Ethnic Music in the Era of Globalization. Pacific International Journal, 7(1), 222–228. Retrieved from