1. Why was music important in West Africa?Music was important in West Africa because itcommunicated ideas, values and feelings. It was usedin various celebrations: historic events, weddings,funerals, and ceremonies that honored theirancestors.
Call and response was a method to alleviate stressand to lessen the pain of hard physical labor. Itbasically got people’s minds off the task that theywere doing and allow them to think of other things.
1. Why were masks an essential part of West African culture?West African Masks were used to honor their deadancestors and to celebrate everyday events.
The Kente cloth is the most famous textile in WestAfrica.This cloth is used to tell the history of theperson who made the cloth/design and to alsoexpress values, politics and other events that arehappening around West Africa.
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