African Music
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...African American jazz artist. Nat King Cole Placing African music in an historical and social context, brings to the fore the compiling of notes on the social context of African music; on African history; on the popularization of African music and on the instruments and styles of African music. The following text has been put together and a bibliography and appropriate reference is supplied at the end of the article. Africa covers about 11,714,000 square miles (30,339,000 square kilometers), more than a fifth of the earth’s total land area. The continent is an enormous plateau, most of which is covered by deserts, forests and grasslands. It is this vast mass of land... I am famous because I am an...
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...African Music Mamady Keita: Mamady Keita was born in August, 1950 in Balandugu, asmall village in Guinea. Just before his birth, a soothsayer had prophesized to his mother that her child was destined for fame. As a child he was not very interested in the toys themselves but used to beat them to produce a sound. Sekou Toure, the president of Guinea at that time wished to gather talented musicians and singers to form the National ballet that would promote the Guinea culture across the world. Keita even at the small age of 14 was selected to be a part of one of the five percussionists selected for the National ballet. He was a part of the National ballet until 1986, during which he won... ? of the of the...
African Music (East Africa)
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...Music 31 January African Music (East Africa) African music is an art that can be traced way back before the colonial period and has developed to the modern music production, which has been influenced by technology, as well as African and western cultures. Africa is generally known to host numerous cultures due to the different language speaking populations, even after the influence of colonial languages (English and French). Countries like Nigeria have more than 500 languages; East Africa, Uganda, Tanzania, Burundi, Rwanda, and Kenya have approximately less than a total of...
Reaction Paper to Knight and Bilby: African Music
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...African Music Synopsis According to the article, by Knight and Bilby, it is evident that the traditional music in Africa plays a crucial role in the African culture. These roles are classified into three main categories which include personal music, group music and listener’s music. Personal music is usually performed by individuals for their personal enjoyment. Group music is performed by a group of individuals for the enjoyment of the same group. Listener’s music, on the other hand, is performed by professional musicians for the enjoyment of an audience and monetary gain. According to the discipline of music, music can either be vocal or instrumental. However... Reaction Paper to Knight and Bilby:...
African-American music
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...African-American Music Based on Burton Peretti’s Lift Every Voice, African-American music is indeed “one of the treasures of the United States” whether it be in the form of “spirituals, ragtime, the blues, jazz, rhythm and blues, gospel, soul and hip hop” (1). From the Sub-Saharan Africa, where the first known African music originated, this music has travelled to America through slavery, and has eventually developed into the great music that it is now, at a state which is presently symbolic of freedom. Indeed, regardless of the time in history,...
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...African American Music Jazz and Blues are both American music styles born in the South and largely invented and usedby African Americans. Their roots become so tangled together making it hard to distinguish one form from the other. Their musical forms are due to the combination of musical techniques with traditional African rhythms together with the European folk and classical music. Both Jazz and Blues have distinct differences, both musically and culturally. Even though, some performers cross over from one genre to the other, both blue...
African american music and acculturation
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...African American Music and Acculturation Musical acculturation is the absorption of musical style by one culture from another via selection and modification. It is a common occurrence when cultures intermingle. This process is particularly apparent in the development of African American music, in which African sounds and social values mixed with those of Euro America and Caribbean cultures. Musical acculturation is mostly enabled by colonial or political domination along with the social unrest that follows. Musical acculturation has to do with that hybridization influence brought about by alien elements of music. This paper seeks to show the hybridizing influence of European musical elements...
Cuba music and african influence
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...music an African influence The Caribbean Island Cuba imposed a great influence on the formation of the great variety of musical directions in XIX-XX. The roots of the Cuban music lie in the so-called “cabildo”, which represented the meetings of African slaves which were brought to the island. The meetings of “cabildo” preserved African cultural traditions even after the abolition of slavery in 1886 that forced them to unite with the Rome Catholic Church. At the same time the religion called Santeria, which spread over the whole Cuba, was developing. Santeria greatly influenced the Cuban...
Ga Kpanlogo and Ewe.Traditional West African dance and music techniques.
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...African traditional dance and music techniques. Just like in any form of cultures, these two techniques have their pros and cons in terms of how they would influence the people. While one of the forms is progressive and able to adopt the future orientation, the other seems to be quite static. This piece of work will be able to make an analysis of both Ga Kpanlogo and ewe in their musical context and further find out their influence in the society. Comparison of Ga Kpanlogo and Ewe Drumming culture Ga Kpanlogo and Ewe are more or less Ghanaian cultures and they are West African in nature. Ga Kpanlogo has its origin in the capital city of Ghana, Accra, given... ? Introduction Ga Kpanlogo and Ewe are West...
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...African American music styles The culture of the Americans is interestingly based upon a number of different subcultures, with each having its own personal traits and characteristics such as clothing, music and people. The African American subculture thus, has great importance in America and music has played a great role in its formation throughout history. The black music has undergone a lot of changes with the change in the black community itself and there was a significant musical revolution back in the start of the 20th century (Brooks, 118). Most of the musical changes in the case of African Americans are accredited to the small community... Number] A comparative analysis of two different African...
How music has influenced African American life, 1619-2011
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...Music Has Influenced African American Life, 1619 Here Here Here Here Music is a universal art form, inherent in the culture of any nation. It is closely connected with other creative forms of human behavior, such as dancing and singing. In such a way it becomes obvious that music has a special and important place in African American life. Thus, the question is too broad to be dealt in one page and the main purpose of this essay is to answer the question how music has influenced African American life, 1619-2011, using spirituals as example. First of all, it is necessary to mention that an important role in shaping African-American music played a conversion of slaves from Africa to Christian... ? How Music ...
The Effects of Rap Music on Violent Behavior among African American Teenagers
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...Music on Violent Behavior among African American Teenagers Rap music is gaining popularity and momentum day by day, leaving parents, government officials and health authorities worried about the consequences of watching this form of music genre. This is because; this form of music has some components of aggressiveness and sexual activities in the lyrics and video which can instigate teenagers to perform immoral acts because of fantasizing and role modeling. The beat, rhythm and lyrics of the songs make the listeners listen to the rap songs again and again and make them feel that the content of the songs is the realistic form of the outside world. Many studies have... Research Proposal The Effects of Rap...
Efforts of African Americans to Rejuvenate African Musical Roots
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...African Americans to Rejuvenate African Musical Roots The African American’s culture has been through many transformations. The culture belongs to people who moved from Africa to serve as slaves in America in the Dark Age when slavery was rampant. These Africans had African musical roots and an established African culture. Moving into America exposed them to a new setting. The new setting consisted of a mixture of culture and races. The mixed culture presented a combination of musical cultures that highly influenced their original music (Banfield 66). The African Americans faced racism and its saddening effects during slavery. Even years after slavery, racism has been rampant in America... Efforts of...
Diversity and originality of musical instruments of African origin
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...African American jazz artist. Nat King Cole Placing African music in an historical and social context, brings to the fore the compiling of notes on the social context of African music; on African history; on the popularization of African music and on the instruments and styles of African music. The following text has been put together and a bibliography and appropriate reference is supplied at the end of the article. Africa covers about 11,714,000 square miles (30,339,000 square kilometers), more than a fifth of the earth's total land area. The continent is an enormous plateau, most of which is covered by deserts, forests and grasslands. It is this vast mass of land... I am famous because I am an...
The Concept of American Music
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...Music American music interferes essentially various spheres of people activities in the US being one of the most amazing and significant aspects of American culture. The sense is that American music reflects and comprises in all its numerous genres and styles various influences and tendencies, which were brought into American culture by immigrants. Probably, the most important and powerful factor that has affected American music in general, and rock and pop music in particular, is defined as African-American identity (Nicholls 134). However, there are also a lot of various aspects in European, Latin, etc. music traditions, which have also essential effects on American music... ? The Concept of American...
What is your favorite music of the world?
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...music of the world? Explain why. After listening to different types of music reflecting different cultures and nationalities, any student of the arts will be impressed by how dances are a microcosm of the ethnic group’s communal values. Arguably the most vibrant type of dance and music that may be encountered in these cyber journeys is that of the African continent. Africa is large, imposing and omnipresent (Rockwell, 1981), not just because of its size and the harshness of its territory (Africa is four times the size of the United States), but because it is the birthplace of all humanity, and that in itself makes... the continent appear larger than life. African...
An introduction to John Miller Chernoff's book on Africa Rhythm , discuss the Dundun ' hour glass' or 'tension' drum.
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...African Rhythm and African Sensibility John Miller Chernoff’s book African Rhythm and African Sensibilities is a great source for grasping the essentials of African musical aesthetics and behavior. The book is both a personal as well as a touching account an astute and seasoned insight into the African musical culture and is a must read for anybody interested in Africa. In the book, Chernoff is deftly able to convey an essential understanding of how music works. The book talks about varied aspects of African music are it political, spiritual or social. In the book Chernoff tries to convey a sense of the African music from an exclusively African... of the of the Concerned 30 June John Miller Chernoff:...
Music and American Culture
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...music. This state of affairs remained as it was when both folk and classical music arrived in America. Europeans in the Americans melting pot were obliged to admit that there were several different types of folk music for the first time. Even though the racial instinct of music in America was intended to separate the Anglo-Saxons from the rest, it was just a matter of time before these boundaries were shattered. Surprisingly, the existence of African music was the most traumatic confrontation for the Europeans. Even though African music was long discarded as an animal kingdom oddity, that is to say a sound that is similar to that of an animal... ?Running Head: Music and American Culture Music and...
Globalization and Music
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...music as international since Brazilian music incorporates influences from other foreign music genres. In his album, Santtana incorporates numerous music styles such as European electronica and “technobrega” of North Brazil. However, the success of most of the Brazilian musicians is the internet. The internet has offered Brazilian music a global access allowing the musicians to incorporate other cultures and music styles (Beauntmont-Thomas 1). Globalization and Haiti Music Haiti music also seems to have evolved overtime and has also been influenced immensely by African slave trade and the European culture. The European influence can be attributed to the French... Globalization and Music Introduction...
Music
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...music or rapping is also characterized by instrumental tracks, as well as turntablism as some of the common elements of the hip hop culture (Hess, 2007). It is of crucial significance to understand the fact that hip hop culture was created by a generation way back in history as a tool to express the urban woes that bedeviled the lives of the occupants. Some of the common social vices that the hip hop culture as well as the hip hop music mostly targeted to be addressed included the issue of underemployment as well as unemployment in the New York. This was especially felt among the black African Americans who were living in the New York City (Rausch, 2011... as cultural identity for many youths...
American Music History
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...African music, the songs for the Rumba gradually converted into Spanish. The Rumba has strayed into contemporary Flamenco, Blues and even Rock music and is continually evolving thanks to newer, experimental artists. 3. Samba... Insert s and February 20, 2009 History of Latin Music Latin American music, especially the trends which originatedin Brazil, Mexico and the Caribbean, has enhanced American popular music and theatre over several decades. The most significant of Latin dance forms and musicians are discussed below. Latin Dances: 1. Bomba: Bomba was one of the first Latin American dances to be popularized in Northern America. With its origins in Puerto Rico, this vibrant dance is meant for couples. ...
Music in ghana
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...African musical umbrella of Sahelian people in this region base all musical compositions to wind, melodic and stringed compositions .they also employ the technique of polyrhythmic composition. As with other groups in west Africa, the traditions of griot praise-singing exists among the various groups (Nketia,1999 p98). Two areas can be identified in the northern category, and these include the north and northeastern, and the upper northwestern Ghana (Nketia, 2003 p67). The first category of the north is the North and north eastern category; the people of this area employ the talking drum technique, Molo lute music and the...
Five Roots of American Music
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...Music Part Lots of today’s most known music arose from the mix of ethnic and racial ancestry. Myessay shows and details the relative and integrative learning of the multicultural music scenes of the United States. (Portia, 2006)I will explain the examples of the music of Native Americans, European Americans, African Americans, Latino Americans, and Asian Americans, while tracing the expansion of that music from its past roots to its influence on fashionable American music. Singular interest is given to each group's exceptional history and occurrence in American ethnicity and humanity; examination of each group's musical customs from a techno and an artistic outlook... religion. (Portia, 2006)...
Five Roots of American Music
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...Music Part Lots of today’s most known music arose from the mix of ethnic and racial ancestry. My essay shows and details the relative and integrative learning of the multicultural music scenes of the United States. (Portia, 2006)I will explain the examples of the music of Native Americans, European Americans, African Americans, Latino Americans, and Asian Americans, while tracing the expansion of that music from its past roots to its influence on fashionable American music. Singular interest is given to each groups exceptional history and occurrence in American ethnicity and humanity; examination of each groups musical customs from a techno and an artistic outlook... religion. (Portia,...
Research paper of Afro-American Music
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...Music Introduction: America’s music culture is directly linked with the influence of the African- American community. From blues to zydeco, jazz to hip hop, rock and roll, all have the influence of African-American culture. History reveals that one of the most timeless songs have come from the American slave fields, communities of forced immigrants who were held in bondage throughout the early periods. History of blues: During the late 1800’s the African-American worker followed his job along railway lines, building of new roads in the American west. He was forced to take jobs in kitchens of new boom towns and peddling wares all along the streets. He started to sing about his freedom... Afro-American...
African Drum
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...African Drum "The drum is a sign of life; its beat is the heartbeat of the community" -Bishop Sebastian Bakare. At the core of African music are several handcrafted instruments with very significant importance to the culture, the traditions and the tribe. The drum is one of these instruments. However, more than instruments, the drums are objects of art and they have religious, social and communication functions. Drums are an integral part of African rituals, they are played in religious ceremonies, and whenever there is an important social gathering. USE AND FUNCTION Depending on the region and on the actual use, we can...
Jazz Music Essay
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...MUSIC Jazz originated in the 20th century in the communities of the African American in the South America. It is basically a mixture of African and European music as it is influenced by the traditions of both, African and European music. The “jazz age” as it is called is the main era when the jazz music flourished; the twentieth century (Kirchner). Initially, the word "jazz" was used as a slang word and was only used to refer to the music in the city of Chicago.  The influx of slave trade in the year 1808 brought millions of Africans to the United States of America. The slaves bought with themselves their music traditions (Cooke, 7-9). There were grand dinners and festivals arranged... which...
Music Genre of the Blues
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...music genre of the Blues. Dating back to the origin of different kinds of music genre, it is quite clear that they came about as a result of coordination of collection of human lifestyle and movement. Contextually, we can attribute the origin of the Blues music genre to human movement and farming and also a product of their deepest expressions. The Blues itself means being sank in melancholy or being depressed. The genre came about as a result of expression of plight and predicaments by the African-American slaves... Music Genre of the Blues Number) December 6, (Faculty) Music Genre of the Blues Every music genre lacks no audience. Sometimes we can be convinced into believing that music alone can put a ...
Music and Culture
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...music; its history, musical genres This is another Latin American music that was introduced and developed slaves of West African origin in South America; Peru. It is also... Music and Culture Gamelan ensembles are the Indonesia’s crucial musical icon. Gamelan ensembles together with music are an ordinary and inherent component of Indonesian culture. A gamelan ensemble has three main styles which include Balinese, Javanese and Sudanese with several districts adopting the three. For many years, Gamelan has always been there in its instrumental type, as well as its helpful and supportive function when put together with dance. Currently, gamelan exists equally as instrumental music, which includes components...
Module 15
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...music of the world? Explain why. After listening to different types of music reflecting different cultures and nationalities, any student of the arts will be impressed by how dances are a microcosm of the ethnic group’s communal values. Arguably the most vibrant type of dance and music that may be encountered in these cyber journeys is that of the African continent. Africa is large, imposing and omnipresent (Rockwell, 1981), not just because of its size and the harshness of its territory (Africa is four times the size of the United States), but because it is the birthplace of all humanity, and that in itself makes... the continent appear larger than life. African...
Correlation between music and nationality
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...music is good with 24% thinking that it could be better and is not bad and a 7% of the total number thinking it is poor in its appeal to the masses. (Music Tastes Link to Personality) It was found that the sales of English music is high with 15% followed by Spanish music at 3% and Indian, Tamil and African music at an all time low of only 1% of buyers. This also gives an idea of the kind of music people like to buy, not taking into account what their nationality might be. Discussion: By taking a survey from people belonging to different backgrounds and nationalities it may be understood that music sung in different languages does not necessarily have to be heard... ? Assignment Assignment Introduction: A ...
Cuba Music and AfricanInfluence
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...music an African influence The Caribbean Island Cuba imposed a great influence on the formation of the great variety of musical directions in XIX-XX. The roots of the Cuban music lie in the so-called “cabildo”, which represented the meetings of African slaves which were brought to the island. The meetings of “cabildo” preserved African cultural traditions even after the abolition of slavery in 1886 that forced them to unite with the Rome Catholic Church. At the same time the religion called Santeria, which spread over the whole Cuba, was developing. Santeria greatly influenced the Cuban music as well as other areas of life. By the 20th century the elements of Santeria appeared in the popular...
The History Of Jazz Music
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...African Americans and slaves and free people used to gathering for an evening of music and dance. Despite the fact that elements that shaped jazz such as blues, Ragtime Brass band music, hymn and spiritual music, minstrel music were simultaneously prevalent in other cities of United States, it was the Creole population in New Orleans who played a crucial role in the development of jazz. (Weinstock.L ) The Creole population after living under the French and Spanish rule came to be known as Americans after the Louisiana Purchase and Louisiana statehood. The sect rose... The paper delves into the origin of jazz music, and its formation over the years. It examines various influences that were instrumental in ...
Significance of the crossroad to both africain and caribbean litterature
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...African and Caribbean literature Crossroad movies are highly significant to both African and Caribbean literature and these facts shall be established in this paper in clear terms. Crossroad movies are films that help trace the roots of the Caribbean to Africa. Crossroad movies are more like a meeting point of the culture of Africans and the Caribbean. They contain scenes where certain Caribbean, that have their roots from Africa come together with their own brand of music that has its origin from Africa and this music remind viewers of the rich cultural history of Africa. Thus, crossroad movies are highly important in teaching... of Lecturer 20 April What is the significance of the crossroad to both...
Music
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...music as long as the student chooses the right features in conformity to the emotions being expressed. Other students have experienced the adverse effects of divorce and can rely on music to narrate their experience (300). One of the highly expressive music genres is the blues category which has its roots in African Americans who served as slaves. A close analysis of different features of the blues category can help students develop expertise in expressing themselves using music. African Americans had a terrible experience during the years they spent in slavery and their human dignity had been lowered. They used music to express the range of emotions brought about... Using Music to express different...
Music - Life learning experience paper
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...musical tradition or inheritance of two different societies, namely the African and French society. The moment we listen to the tunes of African music, the very tonality, use of voice and altogether sense of composition clearly tells us about the life of the people: fast beat, roughness of music, apparently unorganized yet the musical thread of connection, all these aspects together represent the aesthetics of African music. Compared to such, in the traditional French music, we find the solemnity, elegance, restrain of pitch and overall the aesthetic appeal that clearly suggests the element of social elegance. Thus, music is becoming mirror... Music - Life learning experience ...
Brazilian Music and Culture
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...Music and Culture Introduction The Brazilian carnivals across the country are a rich combination of European Native, American and African cultures that have mixed over many centuries. Music is an important component of a society’s culture, every member of the society has his or her own personal preferences. Accessibility of music refers to the medium of listening to the music; there are different kinds of mediums that one can use in accessing music, radios, televisions, computers, concerts, street parties and amongst others. Apart from the medium, there are other barriers of music accessibility such as the cost, form, the availability, whether the listener is appreciating or loathing... ? Brazilian Music ...
North Africa
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...music in this subcontinent. History North Africa has a very influential historical background which is distinctively composed of many civilizations, empires and kingdoms; for instance, the Nok Civilization which remained in power from 500BCE to 200CE (approximate figures) similarly the Kingdom of Ghana which maintained its authority over the continent from 830 to 1235. The African continent is inhabited by emigrants belonging to different parts of the world who until the 20th century did not even consider themselves as Africans (Kaiser, Africa and Ethnomusicology... ?Kenneth Felton Wong Dylan Messina MUS 13AF: World Music Africa 05 February North Africa It is a common misconception that the clusters of...
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...music. 3. “Cotton Tail” Duke Ellington (U.S.), Bonds p. 399 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IH1Fru-RttA The first half of the 20th century was the time when music changed significantly in the USA under the influence of African American culture. Swing became very popular with American population due to its lively rhythm, cheerful mood and ability to dance. Cotton Tail by Duke Ellington is a great example of swing music. It is performed by the swing orchestra; its cheerful rhythm and dancing vibes cannot make people listen patiently. Swing... Voiles” Claude Debussy (France, 1862-1918), Bonds p. 344 https www.youtube.com/watch?v=95_OvaRHwDg The second half of 19th century and the beginning of 20th...
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...musical styles have been used in various ways as it can be evidenced that some schools form the Asian background and Africa are performing Scottish dances, classical pieces and even most of the playing games originated from the western musical style. The positive impact is that, the rest of the world is able to adapt to the various cultures of music from the rest of the world. It is advantageous to see Scottish dances being performed by an African country and it also promotes cohesiveness and anti-racism. The negative impact is that, adoption of the western style of music has made most of the original cultures to be conjugated or some even have... Managed Multi-culturalism in Eastern Europe, South...
Jazz Music in America from 1900 to 1920
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...musical tradition. Introduction Originating in the United States among African American communities, jazz has played a powerful role with respect to the development of popular music within the 20th century. This form of music was originally the result of a type of synthesis between African and European/American musical instruments/styles. Key elements that help to differentiate jazz from other forms of music are concentric upon the fact that jazz incorporates the following components: swing tones, improvisation, syncopation, blue notes, and poly-rhythms. Additionally, jazz has also incorporated elements...  The following discussion will attempt to reference the social, cultural, and political...
How does hip hop music affect black youth?
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...music and how this music affect adolescent. Review of the Literature History of Hip-Hop Music Throughout history, Africans and their descendants have struggled to survive the efforts of Europeans to destroy their rich heritage. The struggles manifest in the oratorical and musical compositions of this group. The music of Africans dates back to the African ancestors, who were forced upon the shores of s as s as slaves (Rose, 1999). The Africans struggled to survive the "cultural rape" forced upon them by Europeans who attempted to divide family structures and strip the slave of his cultural... ? How does hip hop music affect black youths? How Does Hip Hop Music Affect Black Youths? Introduction The world...
Art in south afric
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...Africans have managed to enhance their nation’s identity and uniqueness, while creating jobs, producing social cohesion and social capital. B. South African art is being applied to western culture because of its uniqueness and tradition. It had unique music known as the vocal music that used special instruments found only in South Africa. 1. South African artists have transformed traditional form by adding some features. In this case, the manner in which figures are curved establishes a cast of eccentric feature. Artists from South Africa in the fork art have created new ideas such as mock road signs, which are used to depict eccentric information (Stone 79). Art in South Africa is moving...
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...music on the other hand; it has some musical touch of African American compositions due to the combination of few jazz elements. This kind of music is highly inspired by the music of Appalachia (Peterson). Example of Bluegrass Music: Blue Moon of Kentucky is a beautiful composition by the bluegrass musician, Bill Monroe. It is basically a waltz which was written in 1946. Later, this song was sung and recorded by different other artists including Elvis Presley. It is an official song of Kentucky. The song starts with slow smooth tunes and then picks it pace a bit faster on the notes of banjo and acoustic guitar. The song discusses the moonlight and the romantic... ? Music Analysis John Q. Doe June 13,...
Select two African drumming cultures(Ga kpanlogo and Ewe) to discuss.Compare and contrast ,discussing their musical similarities
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...African traditional dance and music techniques. Just like in any form ofcultures, these two techniques have their pros and cons in terms of how they would influence the people. While one of the forms is progressive and able to adopt the future orientation, the other seems to be quite static. This piece of work will be able to make an analysis of both Ga Kpanlogo and ewe in their musical context and further find out their influence in the society. Comparison of Ga Kpanlogo and Ewe Drumming culture Ga Kpanlogo and Ewe are more or less Ghanaian cultures and they are West African in nature. Ga Kpanlogo has its origin in the capital city of Ghana, Accra, given... Introduction Ga Kpanlogo and ewe are West...
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...music and hillbilly music? Race music refers to all recordings produced and performed by African American musicians for African American spectators while hillbilly is an old-time music presented by and for southern whites (Starr and Waterman 109). According to them, both terms are used to distinguish and promote music of the south. These are used by the music industry to provide “racially segregated markets” because racial isolation was still not considered to be illegal during 1954 in United States (Frith, Straw and Street 259). Race records and hillbilly both incorporated popular music in their respective... What is a standard? Musical standards are popular and undying songs from different genres that ...
Exploring Positive Effects of Rap Music.
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...Music Your al Affiliation The paper explores different journal articles, books,discussions, and online sources in order to explore positive effects of rap music on youth in particular and society in general. Rap is a popular form of music and a unique manifestation of young African American culture. It emerged in the United States during the 1980s and 90s.The paper examines different scholarly resources to determine that rap has substantially positive effects on African-American youth and American society. However, targeting rap on the basis of bias, racial, or political reasons has promoted its negative image more than its positive aspects. Exploring the Positive... ? Exploring Positive Effects of Rap...
The Blues genre of music
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...music that s its roots to the tribal melodies of Africa. As seminally music of African Americans it emerged as a distinct style in the 19th century Deep South as a collation of African-American spirituals, gospels, and call and response melodies. The genre is characterized by twelve bar blues progressions that include specific ‘blues notes’ which are played flattened or bent in relation to the traditional major scale. The exact term blues is derived from ‘blue devils,’ a term from a late 18th century play which means sadness and melancholy. The blues is traditionally characterized as devil music and juxtaposed with the spiritual... and gospel music that is primarily concerned...
Summary In Your Own Words
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...music genre were associated to different social group and relayed important messages pertaining such group. The artists that used to play music instrument in the early days had a thorough knowledge of the instruments that defined each geographic characterises, such as African music, Asia and European music. The Procortesian music, for example, was classified into different ways; these includes ritual, war, and hunting religious and imitative music. The way the flute play in Asia was different as was done in Africa though using the same instrument. The dancing also was unique and differed during different occasions (Music Pre-Cuauhtemoc... The American is uninformed of their prehistoric music, the...
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...music critic Stanley Crouch felt that it threatened jazz. Crouch says that Miles sold out for money to maintain his expensive lifestyle including drug addiction (Davis, 2014). Being a pioneer jazz had a big name in jazz music and all expectations were that he would remain true to jazz as an African-American. Critics saw this as an attempt by Miles to look for popularity at the cost of maintaining a crucial part of the African-American history. Miles had to have an extremely strong will to pursue jazz fusion as the combination... industry, extended its life, diversified its audience and broadened its appeal. C: Hip Hop as a Branch of Jazz Hip Hop is sometimes described as a child of jazz. Both...
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