African Origins and Acculturation in the New World. Chapter 3. Slaves and their community. Slaves mainly came from the Western Region of Africa. Village-based culture – individuals work towards a common good. Music is a communal activity and all participate on some level.
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WORK SONG – music performed while conducting a task
FIELD HOLLERS – related to above, sung solo and echoed by others or passed along; cries for water or food and to explain events, religious devotions, and for motivation.
*Types of Drums
*DJembe – rope tuned skin-covered goblet drum played with bare hands
*How to play djembe drum. 6 sounds
From musical theater to rock and roll, stylistic traits of African-American music have shown an influence.