Take An African Safari

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    By Stacey Kirschenman By Stacey Kirschenman Take A Musical Safari To Africa
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Characteristics of Africa    2 nd largest continent with a population of approximately 700 million people Geography – deserts (Sahara), rain forest jungles, Mostly tropical climate Animals – elephants, gorillas, chimpanzees, monkeys, crocodiles, rhinoceroses, giraffes, and lions Over 800 languages and cultures
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African Music Call & Response – generation to generation Alternates between a soloist and a group Call (leader) changes and the response (group) remains the same
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Purpose of Music Recreation - singing, dancing, drumming, and concerts celebrating Occupational - work songs, preparing food
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Social - child care, story telling, social games, and parties Language - drumming and signaling are used to send messages
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Gives birth to many forms of music African Musical style and practice Taught and learned orally Sing & play together easily (teamwork) Most common form - call & response
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Texture is complementary - many rhythms occurring at the same time Syncopation – off-beat phrasing Music is part of most activities - music and movement are linked to each other Buzzy tone quality
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