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African Traditional Music

African Traditional Music
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Bongeziwe Mabandla: a new voice for African folk music Written mostly in Xhosa, his texts evoke his quest for the self and the struggles young people have to deal with. Resolutely unplugged, deeply inspired by African traditional sonorities, his music echoes influences as diverse as Laurynn Hill or the recently deceased Busi Mhlongo. Bongeziwe Mabandla is the rising star of the South African folk music – he has just been short-listed for the prestigious Prix Découverte of Radio France Internationale awarding the best African or Caribbean new musical talent of the year. As he prepares to perform on stage at the Alliance française of Johannesburg on the 17th of September, Intofrench has met him to understand where he draws inspiration from and what are his artistic expectations. A genuine sound In a society that still endures certain effects of Apartheid, Bongeziwe Mabandla's choice to seek influence in traditional Xhosa music sounds like a statement. What inspired you to become a folk musician?

African Music and Instruments By Espie Estrella African Music Africa is a continent where a rich and diverse cultural heritage exists; hundreds of different languages are spoken in Africa. During the 7th century, Arabs reached North Africa and influenced the existing culture. This is why African and Arab music share a certain degree of similarity and this extends to some musical instruments as well. Musical Instruments The drum, played either by hand or by using sticks, is an important musical instrument in African culture. They use drums as a means of communication, in fact, much of their history and culture have been passed on for generations through music. The variety of musical instruments is as diverse as their culture. Singing and Dancing A singing technique called "call and response" is evident in African vocal music. continue reading below our video Loaded: 0% Progress: 0% This technique is still very much used in today's music, for example in gospel music.

Music of Africa Women from the Masai tribe, singing. The music of Africa is as vast and varied as the continent's many regions, nations, and ethnic groups. The African continent comprises approximately 20 percent of the world's land mass and has a population of roughly 934 million. Although there are many different varieties of music in Africa, there are a number of common elements to the music, especially within regions. African music also helps to connect people together in a variety of ways, strengthening the fabric of the community, which in turn reinforces people's commitment to support each other and the community, toward mutual health and prosperity. As African society has changed in response to the forces of colonization, independence, and globalization, the role of music changed as well, adapting to the new situation in which the people of Africa find themselves. Traditional music Musical components Despite their diversity, traditional African musical forms share some common traits. Form Texture

West African Song and Chants: Children’s Music from Ghana - Smithsonian Folkways Designed by: Karen Howard University of Washington Summary With these segments, teachers are offered opportunities to use children’s music from Ghana, West Africa, to gain experience with basic polyrhythmic ensembles. Singing, chanting, dancing and playing instruments are included throughout the unit. Suggested Grade Levels: 3-5, 6-8 Country: Ghana Region: Volta Region, Ashanti Region, Central Region Culture Group: Ewe, Akan, Ga Genre: children’s social music Instruments: Voice, Clapping, Firikiwa, Tokee, Gankogui, Drum Language: Ewe, Twi, Ga Co-Curricular Areas: Social Studies National Standards: 1, 2, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Prerequisites: Experience with combining multiple rhythms together using voice and body percussion, reading quarter note/ two eighth notes/ quarter rest/ dotted quarter-eighth note Objectives: Material: Audio technology to play sound recordingsFirikiwa (small iron castanet)Tokee (banana shape bell)Small drumsVideo technology to show Por Por Music video. Procedure: 1. 2. 3. 1. 2.

Klezmer Music 101 - Jewish Traditions By Megan Romer Updated October 04, 2016. Originally, the word "klezmer," from the Yiddish language, meant "vessel of song" and later, simply "musician." However, it has come to characterize the style of secular music played by Ashkenazi Jews for joyful celebrations such as weddings. What Does Klezmer Music Sound Like? Klezmer music is intended to replicate the human voice including sounds of crying, wailing and laughing. Non-Traditional Influences on Klezmer Music Klezmer music draws on centuries-old Jewish traditions and incorporates various sounds of music from European and international traditions, including Roma (gypsy) music, Eastern European folk music (particularly Russian music), French Cafe music and early jazz. continue reading below our video Dancing to Klezmer Music Klezmer music is made for dancing. These klezmer pieces are meant for dancing, including fast and slow tempos: Klezmer Music and the Holocaust Recommended Klezmer Music Starter CDs

Slaafje spelen is geen verantwoorde educatie - Jose van Grinsven Ninsee lanceerde een spel, waarin je een slaafje kon spelen. Naast dat je mocht kiezen tussen het geslacht van de slaaf, die je wilde zijn kon je ook kiezen of je een huisslaaf of veldslaaf wilde zijn. Verder in het spel wordt je nauwkeurig uitgelegd hoe gehoorzaam je moet zijn. Educatie over het slavernij verleden van Nederland moet aanslaan en niet teniet worden gedaan door er een spel van te maken, waar je geslagen wordt als je het niet goed speelt. Ik ga mezelf even mengen in de discussie. Het wordt tijd voor ‘out with the old in with the new’ (Nasir Jones). Gefaald Sommige van deze organisaties, die respectievelijk 30, 20 en 15 jaar lang hebben bestaan en ‘geprobeerd’ hebben om verandering door te voeren in de Nederlandse samenleving, hebben gefaald. Kleine stappen niet goed genoeg Soms verandert er wat, maar in kleine stappen. Discontent Ons discontent! Grote stappen Grote stappen, die wil ik! Oh ja, ik was het bijna vergeten. Ik denk dat het kan.

Great Highland Bagpipes History When one thinks of Ireland, its national symbol, the Celtic harp, springs immediately to mind. In the case of Scotland, the same can be said of the Great Highland Bagpipes. Across all continents, more than 200 different varieties of bagpipes are being played today. In every corner of the world where Celtic people have settled, the bagpipes or Piob have been absorbed into and become an important part of the culture. Over the centuries, as people have migrated from country to country along the major trade routes, the bagpipes made the journey with them. Earliest Origins The earliest physical evidence for the existence of the bagpipes is an engraved rendering in Chaldean sculptures dating back to 4000 B.C. The earliest forerunners of the Great Highland Bagpipes—simple, mouth-blown reed pipes—had emerged in the Near East and Egypt by 2500 B.C. Instrument of War Among classical civilizations, the Romans are the best-known advocates of using pipes in battle. Scotland: The Early Centuries

Hey, jij daar. Slaafje spelen? - Nieuws Nansee lanceerde een spel waarin je een slaafje kan zijn. Kies je geslacht en kies vervolgens of je liever een huisslaaf bent of een veldslaaf. Doorloop de instructies hoe je een perfecte slaafje kunt zijn en het spel kan beginnen. „Hoe overleef je de slavernij?” daar begin de omschrijving van het spel mee. Je doel in het spel is om te overleven tot 1 juli 1863. Het doel van het spel? Zo ontstond er een discussie op Facebook over het spel en reageerden veel mensen geschokt. Inmiddels is het spel verwijderd en is het niet meer mogelijk om virtueel slaafje te zijn in Suriname.

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