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AMERICAN INDIAN POW-WOW These two tracks are examples of inter-tribal pow-wow song as discussed by Prof. Perea. Both songs were recorded live in 1975 and are performed by performers representing multiple tribes. Prof. Perea performed a version of the "Sioux [Lakota] Flag Song" in lecture: Under Grandfather's banner The eagle staff The People will grow and prosper forever. 1. For the following pieces, list all of the instruments you can hear present: "Round Dance" (Los Angeles Northern Singers) "Sioux [Lakota] Flag Song" (Adam Pratt) 2. Which of the songs is in the Northern Plains style and which is in the Southern Plains style? How can you tell? 3. What is the proper term for what early (generally) white listeners called "nonsense syllables" in American Indian singing? Why might calling these syllables "nonsense" be inaccurate? BERLIN, PUENTE, & TAKAKI 4. Describe the elements of Berlin's performance of "God Bless America." What instruments
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Unformatted text preview: are used? Who is performing? What costume or staging elements are employed? 5. How are these performance elements used to support the message of "God Bless America" (lyrics below)? God bless America, land that I love Stand beside her and guide her Through the night with a light from above From the mountains to the prairies To the oceans, white with foam God bless America, my home sweet home 6. Describe what you see and hear in "Oye Como Va" (lyrics below). What instruments are present? How does the texture of the song change around the halfway point? Oye como va Mi ritmo Bueno pa' gozar, mulata Oye como va Mi ritmo Bueno pa' gozar mulata Listen to how it goes My rhythm Good to enjoy, mulatta 1 Listen to how it goes My rhythm Good to enjoy, mulatta 1 A mulatta is a brown-skinned and/or mixed raced woman. 7. Would you consider this song to be "American"? Why or why not?...
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