Presentation on theme: "Mrs. Dugans Class MUSIC in AFRICA. STYLE\RHYTHM Music in Africa can be extremely complex both melody. Some African music is up-beat and fast. Rhythms."— Presentation transcript:
STYLE\RHYTHM Music in Africa can be extremely complex both melody. Some African music is up-beat and fast. Rhythms are repetitive Call-response African music uses polyrhythms, which means different groups play different at the same time
INSTRUMENTS! DRUMS FLUTES Pan Pipes Ocarinas Nose Flutes (nose breath is magical)
African Music Today African music today is incorporated in music in the United States and France Musicians include Shona Spirit and Ladysmith Black Mambazo Some modern African music combines traditional African music with pop and rock. The rhythms are complicated.
DANCE Africans use instruments on their bodies as they dance Dance is a fundamental part of African society They dance at parties, celebrations, and funerals as an expression of grief Dance is also a part of the culture Dance is passed down from generation to generation
CULTURE In Africa, music is a part of everyday life Each ethnic group has its own style of music Music in Africa can be extremely complex African musicians, whether instrumentalists or singers, do not learn by reading written music or by practicing scales. Music is learned by ear.