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8-Southern Africa

8-Southern Africa - T HE M USIC OF A FRICA AND THE D...

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Unformatted text preview: T HE M USIC OF A FRICA AND THE D IASPORA Music 13AF: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11:00 to 12:20pm Instructor: Jeff Kaiser ([email protected]) Teaching Assistants: Nicholas Deyoe ([email protected]) Todd Moellenberg ([email protected]) Just in time for Unit II! Southern Africa Environment • Grassland • Savannah • Karoo • Khoisan, semi-desert • Great Karoo • Little Karoo • Bushveld • Madagascar • Geologically linked to Africa • Much of the culture from Southeast Asia Music as social expression... • Pretty important idea everywhere • Special meaning in southern regions of Africa • Colonialism • Mining Industry • Missionization • Apartheid • All limited social and political expression • Music was, and is, a powerful form in this arena • At the same time: • There was music before Languages • Among others: Khoisan (Xhoisan) • Sometimes referred to as “click” languages Music • Similarities with many of the regions studied • Polyrhythms • Drums •...
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