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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Village-based culture – individuals work towards a common good. Music is a communal activity and all participate on some level.
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
African took scales, melodies, harmonies, rhythms, and sounds of European musical practice and later altered them to fall in line with their own musical traditions.
From musical theater to rock and roll, stylistic traits of African-American music have shown an influence.