Hi everyone, I'm currently working on an assignment for English, which involves writing a specific text type about a topic that has to do with the English language and culture.
I chose to write a fan letter to Keane, about a fan who has learned English and has become interested in England because of the band.
I chose to set the text in a Latin American context, because I know Keane is very popular in those countries, and I figured that would have some influence on the people there.
So, what I am asking of you: if you live in a non-English speaking country (preferably in Latin America, but elsewhere is fine too), could you tell me if listening to Keane's music and being involved in the community around the band has affected your skill and interest in the English language?
I'm from the Netherlands, and even though I already started bilingual education in English before I got to know Keane, they did make me more interested in the United Kingdom, the English language, music and the rest of British culture. I cannot rely on just personal experiences, however, so I would appreciate it a lot if you could help me.
And does anyone know why Keane, or other English bands, are so popular in South America? I once read/heard somewhere that it had to do with a popular singer who made music in the same style, or something like that. It might be something that has to do with culture?
It would be great if any of you would have reliable sources on this.
It would really mean a lot to me if I could get a few stories to include as sources for my assignment. I need to hand in the first draft on Thursday (December 6), but replies after that are appreciated as well.