West Africa

581 Words Jul 5th, 2014 3 Pages
HOMEWORK #4
CHAPTER 10; AFRICA

1. How do the principal musical manifestations found in the sub-Saharan Africa reflect the collective community and encourage group participations? a. Most of the collective music manifestations found in sub-Saharan Africa represent the community, and encourage group participation using a method that is called call-and-response. If they aren’t using a call-and-response such music’s are usually to be found at events such as religious ceremonies, and/or most other ritual based activities.

2. How is polyrhythmic music created in sub-Saharan Africa? b. Many different things coming together at once create polyrhythmic music, to some it is a great sound of music, and to others it is
…show more content…
Juju blends the traditional foundation of percussion and storytelling with modern elements of instrumentation and concert performance. This music was meant to be able to hold the audiences attention for a long period of time, for that reason most juju based music’s follow the same polyrhythmic as the rest of the nations music. This allowed the audience and the crowd to get involved, and keep in touch with the music.

5. What role does music play in maintaining oral histories and legitimizing royalty? e.

6. In what ways has music in South Africa reflected the particular history of the country? f. The music in South Africa reflects the country, and the history through the Mbube music. Either male vocalists, and or female vocalists sing such. When the lead singer is singing his or her part, they are said to be telling their stories. Mbube music is said to be traceable to furthest back the 1920’s. It was created in Africa when migrant workers begun holding singing competitions in a form of entertainment after long work days. This carried plenty of history about the country because of how old this form of music was. Dating back to the 1920’s, it was able to help preserve lots of memories, facts, and even stories about what has happened. This was mostly popular in the time that Africa was living in
Open Document