Tag Archives: African Music & Dance

Saturday Open Thread | African Music & Dance

Botswana is an African country made up of a number of ethnic groups, although the Batswana are the majority of the population. Music is a large part of Botswana culture, and includes popular and folk forms. Botswana church choirs are … Continue reading

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Friday Open Thread | African Music & Dance

African popular music, like African traditional music, is vast and varied. Most contemporary genres of African popular music build on cross-pollination with western popular music. Many genres of popular music, including blues, jazz and rumba, derive to varying degrees from … Continue reading

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Thursday Open Thread | African Music & Dance

Historically, several factors have influenced the tribal music of Africa. The music has been influenced by language, the environment, a variety of cultures, politics, and population movement, all of which are intermingled. Each African tribe evolved in a different area … Continue reading

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Wednesday Open Thread | African Music & Dance

(Musical instruments )Besides using the voice, which has been developed to use various techniques such as complex hard melisma and yodel, a wide array of musical instruments are used. African musical instruments include a wide range of drums, slit gongs, rattles, … Continue reading

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Tuesday Open Thread | African Music & Dance

The different regions and nations of Africa have distinct musical traditions, given the vastness of the continent. The music of North Africa for the most part has a distinct history from sub-Saharan African music traditions.[1] The music and dance of … Continue reading

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Monday Open Thread | African Music & Dance

The African continent is the second largest continent in the world, and  its people constitute a 10th of the world’s population with about one  thousand indigenous languages spoken throughout the continent (Stone, 1998,    p.2). In this context, it is important that a … Continue reading

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