Sub-Saharan Africa 3 - n staged, with amplification, studio...

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+ Sub-Saharan Africa 3 Thomas Mapfumo and
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+ Shona mbira music n mbira – plucked idiophone n religious music (“inside music”) n integral part of the bira ceremony n spirit possession n interlocking parts n kushaura and kutsinhira n hosho n 12-beats - 3/2 feel
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+ Thomas Mapfumo n Zimbabwe (formerly Rhodesia/Southern Rhodesia), independence won in 1980, led by Robert Mugabe n chimurenga (“struggle”) n genre popular in 1970s, associated with struggle against white-controlled regime in Rhodesia n lyrics: “Mothers, send your sons to war” n Mapfumo support of Mugabe (and ZANU) n combines mbira music with pop music setting
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Unformatted text preview: n staged, with amplification, studio production n electric guitar, drumset + BaAka n BaAka live in forests of tropical Central Africa n hunter-gatherers n egalitarian social structure n sustainability, relationship with the forest n musical participation important on a social level n music learned largely by participation from an early age n though some teacher-student transmission + BaAka music n few instruments n percussion and voice prominent n vocables, sparse text n timbral variation, yodelling n polyphony n overlapping, interwoven parts, improvisation...
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