Music in African cultures

a review of the meaning and significance of traditional African music by J. H. Kwabena Nketia

Publisher: Institute of African Studies, University of Ghana in [ ]

Written in English
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Statementby J.H. Kwabena Nketia.
LC ClassificationsMLCL 83/420 (M)
The Physical Object
Pagination75, 7 p. ; 34 cm.
Number of Pages75
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3273446M
LC Control Number83196110

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Back in Africa, rhythm was part of daily life and was incorporated into labor, rituals and celebrations within the community. One of the most widespread early forms of music for African Americans living in the South was the spiritual, the predecessor to the gospel music.

The cultures of the “Green Sahara” left behind a vast gallery of iconographic documents in the form of rock paintings, among which are some of the earliest internal sources on African music. One is a vivid dance scene discovered in by the French ethnologist Henri Lhote in the Tassili-n-Ajjer plateau of uted on stylistic grounds to the Saharan period of the Neolithic.

African music, the music of the indigenous peoples of Africa. Sub-Saharan African music has as its distinguishing feature a rhythmic complexity common to no other region. Polyrhythmic counterpoint, wherein two or Music in African cultures book locally independent attack patterns are superimposed, is realized by handclaps, xylophones, rattles, and a variety of tuned and.

The culture in Africa is varied and manifold, consisting of a mixture of countries with various tribes that each have their own unique characteristic from the continent of is a product of the diverse populations that today inhabit the continent of Africa and the African n culture is expressed in its arts and crafts, folklore and religion, clothing, cuisine, music and.

Indigenous African musical and dance expressions that are maintained by oral tradition and that are stylistically distinct from the music and dance of both the Arabic cultures of North Africa and the Western settler populations of southern Africa. African music and dance, therefore, are cultivated largely by societies in sub-Saharan Africa.

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Art, music, and oral literature serve to reinforce existing religious and social patterns. The Westernized minority, influenced by European culture and Christianity, first rejected African traditional culture, but with the rise of African nationalism, a cultural revival occurred.

The governments of most African nations foster national dance and. By far the most significant instrument in African music is the African drum.

It expresses the mood of the people and evokes emotion. The beat of the African drum is considered the “heartbeat of the community” and its rhythm is what holds the dancers together.

Dance is an integral part of the African culture. The book is a “much-needed reality check”, says inews: “The author has a canny ability to take heavy, complex subjects and translate them into concrete, sound arguments, offering practical.

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African music is a tradition mainly played at gatherings at special occasions. The traditional music of Africa, given the vastness of the continent, is historically ancient, rich and diverse, with different regions and nations of Africa having many distinct musical traditions. Music in Africa is very important when it comes to religion.

Although the African elements of African American musical culture remain strong, the music of African Americans is a hybrid of the musical traditions of Africa, Europe, and Native American cultures, along with other influences from around the world.

This process, which began in the 17th century with the arrival of the first enslaved Africans at. American culture is by far the most exported culture in the world. American music such as rap, rock, blues, and jazz have been influenced by African music. This music has had an obvious influence around the globe, whether it is a Turkish rap group or a.

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Chernoff () defined African music as, “A cultural activ-ity which reveals a group of people organizing and involving themselves with their own communal relationships” (p.

36). Here, music is viewed in terms of communal gathering, where people share the cultural. As this book is concerned with how culture and society are expressed in music teaching and learning as well as what modes are implemented to do so, the literature presented in Chapters 2, 3 and 4.

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It also provides lessons in how cultures can sometimes blend, sometimes collide; for example, within a short distance of one another can be found the villas of South Africa’s white elite and the tar. Idang African culture and values. different languages, modes of dressing, eating, dancing and even greeting habits.

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East African music consists of simpler instrumentation than Central Africa or West Africa, with a heavy reliance on percussion and basic horns, and less in the way of complex bowing.

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African music is as diverse as the people, and has also been influenced by music from the western world. Traditional music in southern Africa usually involves drums and singing, and such instruments as the thumb piano accompanied by rattles made from some dried fruit or vegetable with seeds inside.

Search the world's most comprehensive index of full-text books. My library. As in traditional African cultures and as the ancestors that endured slavery had done, African Americans used music to communicate, synchronize, summon courage and assuage pain and adversity.

That uniquely African style of singing with emotion, power and rhythm was evident through the field hollerers, work songs, spirituals, gospels and blues.

It also gives us a chance to look in our own cosmopolitan cultures and learn about musical traditions we take for granted such as the fact that rock and roll originated in African American blues, country, jazz and gospel music in the s and laid the foundations for pop music today.

This book is also important for African-born and African. In France, for example, the term “pop culture” refers to all Black cultural expressions including music, fashion, cinema and so forth. African American music has impacted the whole world.

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