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African Music And Dance, And How It

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

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