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LearnEnglish Professionals WORLD MUSIC AUDIOSCRIPT www.britishcouncil.org/professionals.htm © The British Council, 2006 The United Kingdom’s international organisation for educational opportunities and cultural relations. We are registered in England as a charity. Listen to a lecture on music from the African continent. Optional listening activity: While listening, decide if these sentences are true or false. Sentence True or false? 1. There are only three types of music in Africa. 2. Highlife is influenced by European and North American music. 3. Soukous has only ever been popular in Africa. 4. Juju is popular nowadays. (You will find the answers at the bottom of the page). Good evening and thank you for coming. This evening I’m going to give a short introduction to music from the African continent. I would first like to point out that there is no such thing as African music. By this I mean that there is a great diversity of styles of music originating from Africa, but no one style that can be called African music. I’d like to illustrate this by
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