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The Sources of African Music

  • Culture | African Arts
  • Format | Workshop, School Assembly, Cultural Field Trip, After School Program, Community Event
  • Discipline | Music
  • Level | Grades 3 to 5, Grades 6 to 8, Grades 9 to 12

Voices and a multitude of traditional African instruments, such as the mbira, djimbe and shekere, bring African music to life in this offering. Professional musicians share their instruments and include students in the communal nature of music in Africa, introducing them to some of the key elements: polyrhythm, call and response, and improvisation.

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