African Music and Culture video

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Use this Music and Culture video entitled African Music and Culture to Understand how geography influenced the creation of the traditional music and musical instruments of sub-Saharan Africans. Study some of the traditional musical instruments and styles of dance developed by the sub-Saharan Africans and learn about ways music has been used as a form of expression by the African cultures, including the spirited call and response pattern of African song.

Use this K12 history of music video to study and learn how the sub-Saharan Africans express their heritage through music. Understand how geography has influenced the development of their traditional music and musical instruments. Experience the spirited call-and-response pattern of African song, and the way in which drums can imitate the tones and rhythms of speech.

 

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African Music and Culture video. Learning Objectives for this video:

  • Music in African Culture. Learn about African music. Understand how geography influenced the creation of the traditional music and musical instruments of Polynesians, sub-Saharan Africans, and Native North Americans.
  • Identify examples of a membranophone, idiophone, aerophone, and chordophone.
  • Learn about some of the traditional musical instruments and styles of dance developed by Polynesians, sub-Saharan Africans, and Native North Americans.
  • Discover the ways music has been used as a form of expression in each of these three cultures, including the spirited call-and-response pattern of African song; the ceremonial beat of Native American tribal drums; and the native dances of Polynesians, who use rhythmic arm and hand movements to illustrate lyrics.
  • Discover the many benefits of using online video for visual learning. Educational video for teaching the K-12 curriculum provides online learning for children and students of all ages and abilities. Using subtitled video - or video with closed captions - enables children to choose between watching, listening to, or reading each presentation whichever best suites their individual learning style. A wonderful option particularly for dyslexia and special needs education.

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