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Unformatted text preview: Development – Trinidad/Tobago African Drums – British burned African drums to keep people from getting drunk and fighting Tamboo Bamboo – cut various lengths of bamboo and banged on ground to make noise Engine Room – car parts “sink de pan, mon” – oil drums left after WWII Calypso – Harry Bellefonte Soca – calypso plus disco (Baha Men, Who Let the Dogs Out ) West African Percussion Insturments Idiophones o Agogo (gong-gongs – cowbells) o Xylophones o Shekere (rattles) Membranophones o Djembe (conga drum) o Kalengu (talking drums) Polyrhythm Multi-layered rhythmic structure: organized by a common unit - too rapid to be perceived as a beat Babatunde Olatunji (1927-2003), The Story of Primitive Fire...
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- Summer '06
- Percussion instrument, Trinidad/Tobago African Drums, burned African drums, gong Indefinite pitch, Harry Bellefonte, tambourine Steel Drum