Chapter 1 Study Guide
Africans predominantly came from the west coast of Africa during the slave-trade period,
therefore we know a lot about the music of West Africa.
Olaudah Equiano one of the first Africans to write a book in English, 1789, The
Chapter 1 Test
1. African slaves originated from the east coast of Africa, therefore we know a lot about the
musical culture of East Africa.
2. Music and dance were interlinked.
3. Professional musicians received no special treatment and were j
Assignment 4: Chapter 1-2
1. What importance was placed on music in West African society, and what type of
functions or ceremonies used music? Do you see any similarities in todays society (here
in the U.S.)
a. Music was of hig