The Voices of Revolution and Unity Rise Up. Partner Voices. What comes to mind when you think of African Music? What do you know about Reggae Music? Why, and in what ways, do humans react to music? .
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Genres: Apala, Benga, Chimurenga, Fuji, Gnawa, Iscathamiya, Jit, KwassaKwassa, Kwela, Baka, Salegy, Marrabenta, Morna, Rai, Wassoulou, Sega, and so many more…
Baka- (Central Republic) Vocal; improvisation’ repetitive melody- Used ritually for healing, initiations, ceremony
Maloya- Pure Percussion/ Chant and Response / lyrical themes often slavery and poverty
Salegy (Madagascar)- High Energy, funk, call and response, drums, electric instruments: Used for celebration and victory
The linkages between reggae music and African liberation were evident during the Mau Mau struggle against British colonialism in Kenya and South Africa’s Apartheid Era
“We cry for peace, perfect peace Lord, we cry for love in this neighbourhoodLet me tell you no water can put out this fire Only the lord can save us We cry for peace in South Africa Let me tell you we cry for peace in South Africa”
“…America, America, America:I say break the neck of this apartheid.America, America, America:I say break the neck of this apartheid.1939-1945: Nazi war in Europe.Today 1985: Declare our own rights in South Africa.America, America, America:I say break the neck of this apartheid.America, America, America:You've got to break the neck of this apartheid…”
Afica wants to be freeLike a lion in the jungleAfrica wants to be freeLike a bird in the skyIf you don't know if you don't You've got to knowMama Africa is not freeOh oh free ! Oh oh free !Mama Africa wants to be freeWhen I'm talking about freedomI'm talking about economical
Freedom When I'm talking about freedomI'm talking about political freedomIf you don't know yet if you don'tYou've got to knowMama Africa is not freeOh oh free ! Oh oh free !Mama Africa wants to be free
- Decorations/Collage/Images related to your theme
Design and Create Album Cover (theme related)
Write Lyrics neatly in pen (or type up) on the inside
Make these awesome!
20 pts lyrics/ 20 pts CD cover artwork (40 points total)
DUE Tuesday 26th (next class)- Performance Tuesday
Partners? Performance Mandatory!