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  1. 1. MUSIC OF AFRICA By: Kevin McClain
  2. 2. Why I picked this topic <ul><li>I wanted to know more about the kinds of music in countries other than our United States. </li></ul><ul><li>African music is different, so I wanted to learn it’s past. </li></ul>
  3. 3. What I Already Knew <ul><li>It is very different from music in other continents and countries. </li></ul><ul><li>It is extremely varied. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Essential Question <ul><li>What significance does music have in African life? </li></ul>
  5. 5. Answer <ul><li>Music has significance in Africa. Music was brought to Africa by slaves crossing over the Atlantic ocean from the Atlantic slave trade. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Answer <ul><li>Music also is the way that Africans express themselves during ceremonies and religious events. It is extremely vast and varied. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Answer <ul><li>It has been said that African music is at the root of a very significant portion of all contemporary music. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Burning Questions <ul><li>Are there other types of music in Africa? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Yes. There are genres such as heavy metal, punk rock, and pop music. </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Burning Questions <ul><li>Where is music commonly used? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Music in Africa usually accompanies the birth of a child, hunting, marriage, and even political events. </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Interesting and Surprising Things <ul><li>African music is the root of a really big and significant portion of all types of contemporary music. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Questions I still have <ul><li>What is the most popular African instrument? </li></ul><ul><li>Why are African instruments so different from the classic American instruments? </li></ul><ul><li>How do Africans make these kinds of instruments? </li></ul>
  12. 12. Web Sites <ul><li>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Music_of_Africa </li></ul><ul><li>http://africanmusic.org </li></ul><ul><li>http://afropop.org </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.mnsu.edu/emuseum/cultural/music/african_music.shtml </li></ul><ul><li>http://dancedrummer.com </li></ul>
  13. 13. fin By: Kevin McClain

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