7-Note Scales
Lydian, Dorian
Polyphonic
Independent sounds, multi-layered
Call and Responce
Alteration, ANTIPHONAL
General tone colors
buzzy, rough
Bira Ceremony

spirit possession, celebrate ancestors

 

Lamallaphones
Mbira, 22 keys
Kushaura & Kutinshira?
Mbira players 1 & 2
Chimurenga

pop music genra, African Spirit Music captures Thomas Mapfumo


BaMbuti
communal lifestyle, no hierarchy, egalitarian, nomadic
Horon
Nobels, freeborn
Nyamalo
Musicians, have a talent
Sula
Ordinary People
Jali, Jeli, Griot
oral historians, geneologists, diplomats
Balafon
Wooden Xylaphone or marimba
Ngoni
small plucked lute, kontingo
Kora
21 stringed bridged harp
Kumbengo
Ostinato accompaniment
Birimintingo
Koro solo, solo break
Donkilo
Basic voal melody
Sataro
Improvised, “declamatory” style
Ewe
Ethnic group in Togo, have dance clubs?
Agogo
double bell instrument
Yourba
Western Nigeria, Republic of Benin, mythology, cults
Cults
Orisha; deties as a whole
Bata
set of drums, comes from creator god
Dundun drums

the one you squeeze in ur pit, 2 heads, same pitch

 

Iya Ilu
Mother drum, lead drum, gets solos, 1 high tone 1 low tone
Zulu a capella
lady smith black mambazo
High Life Music
Dance Band, Guitar Band
Dance band

around WWII 40s, latin music, calypso, some jazz

Guitar Band

 evolves into Juju, Western Nigeria, sung in Yourban, electric guitar, pedal-steel guitar, organ, keyobards, King Sunny Side

Fela Kuti

Yourban from Western Nigeria, singer/sax player, Africa 70

Afro Beat

American R&B influenced, blaring horns, deep grooves, lengthy

Youssou N’ Dour

Senegal, “mbalax” artist

Congo-Zair Soukous

 

afro-cuban influence, Tanzania ; Uganda, Sam Mamgwana “Suzana”

Krar
5-6 stringed bowl shaped lyre
Taarab Music
middle eastern sounding, heterophonic
Madagascar

 Malagasi ; French, Tarika (pop music) marovany zither box shaped

Thomas Mapfumo

Shumba (chimurenga)

Miriam Makeba

Emabhaceni (zuli orxhosa a cappella)

King Sunny Ade

Suku Suku Bam Bam (juju)

Fela Kuti

Gentleman (Afro Beat)

Oumou Sangare

Djama Kaissoumou (wassoulou)

Sam Mangwana

Suzana (soukous)
Tarika
Koba

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