African Music And Dance, And How It

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  • 1. African Music And Dance, And How It Effects African Culture By: Jackie Daddona
  • 2. Why I Chose This Topic
    • I really like to participate in art categories (Such as music)
    • I like to learn about the arts in other continents
    • I like to listen to music from all around the world, and it would be interesting to learn more about African music
  • 3. Essential Question
    • How has music and dance influenced Africa Culture?
  • 4. What I Already Know
    • Africa has traditional music & dance
    • African tribes have tribe dances
  • 5. Research
    • The most popular genres of music are Rock, Rhythm, and Blues
    • Popular genre used to be Blues, Jazz, Salsa, and Rumba
    • Percussion instruments are most popular
  • 6. Research (Continued)
    • Traditional art forms are rooted in mythology, legends, & folklores. Also associated with gods, ancestors & heroes
    • Dance is often an important part of ritual and spiritual aspect of music
    • Many cultures use dance to ward off evil, and pay respect to good spirits, the dead, & ancestors
  • 7. Research (Continued)
    • In the heart of African villages, you can still find African dances being performed in celebrations or as pastime
    • Africa does not have a specific traditional dance, but a few popular ones (Examples: Adowa, Agbaei, Yeve)
    • Tribal dances very per culture
    • Consist of singing, dancing, and hollering
    • Tribal dances are very lively
  • 8. Research (Continued)
    • Sub-Saharan traditions emphasize dance and singing because they are used as ways of communications
    • Evidence suggest that churches & other transplanted institutions may simulate new arts of music
  • 9. Research (Continued)
    • Traditional music & dance face threat of decline
    • Sub-Saharan traditions emphasize dance & singing because song is used as a way of communication
  • 10. What Stood Out To Me
    • That Sub-Saharan traditions emphasize dance and singing because they are used as ways of communications
  • 11. Questions I Still Have
    • Are there rain dances in Africa?
    • Who is the most famous musician in Africa?
    • Who is the most famous dancer in Africa?
  • 12. Work Cited
    • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Music_of_Africa#musical_instruments
    • http://www.mnsu.edu/emuseum/cultural/music/african_music.shtml
    • http://dance.lovetoknow.com/African_Tribal_Dance
    • http://www.africaguide.com/culture/music.htm
    • http://www.geocities.com/bamaaya/africandance1.html