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Music of Africa. By Michelle Peck Williams. Instruments: the Kora. Ancestor of the Banjo. Instruments: the Krar. Marimba. Instruments: Mbira (Thumb Piano). Drums. Talking Drum. Drums: Djembe. African Musical Structure. Syncopation Polyrhythms Polymeter Improvisation

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music of africa

Music of Africa

By Michelle Peck Williams

instruments the kora
Instruments: the Kora
  • Ancestor of the Banjo
african musical structure
African Musical Structure
  • Syncopation
  • Polyrhythms
  • Polymeter
  • Improvisation
  • Call and Response
purpose of music in africa
Purpose of Music in Africa
  • Music is not isolated—it goes with dance!
  • Music has a purpose in Africa!
    • Healing
    • Communication
    • Worship
    • Rites of Passage
    • Storytelling
    • Etc.
influence of african music
Influence of African Music
  • African music can be heard today in:
    • Jazz
    • Rock
    • Pop
    • Rap
    • Gospel
    • R&B
    • And many more
african dance
African Dance
  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JeFtlcwuOZQ
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