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THE MUSIC OF SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA. Sub-Saharan Africa is extremely diverse. We will explore the relationship between African music and the kinds of culture that produce it. A Shona Mbira performance in Zimbabwe is our first case study. Mbira music: "Nhemamusasa" Textbook CD 2, track 11.

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the ewe of ghana have club organizations that maintain semiprofessional drum and dance troupes
The Ewe of Ghana have club organizations that maintain semiprofessional drum and dance troupes
despite the diversity a few underlying principles characterize the music of the whole region
Despite the diversity, a few underlying principles characterize the music of the whole region
hocket is the interlocking pitches between two or more sources an example is pygmy vocal music
Hocket is the interlocking pitches between two or more sources.An example is Pygmy vocal music
sub saharan africa is a huge area there are however some common general musical characteristics
Sub-Saharan Africa is a huge area.There are, however, some common general musical characteristics
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Key instruments include lamellaphones (the mbira), strings (the kora), xylophones, trumpets, flutes, musical bows, and drums
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During the 20th century, cosmopolitan musical influences have been incorporated into the African musical scene
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Is there an equivalent to African interlocking in an Asian music studied thus far, and how does it work?
does our popular music use drumming in the same manner as african drumming or is it different
Does our popular music use drumming in the same manner as African drumming, or is it different?
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What might befall an African court music tradition in the event of political insurrection, and how could it be guarded?
how have traditional african musical instruments and styles survived in the rapidly changing world
How have traditional African musical instruments and styles survived in the rapidly changing world?