music of the people of the world

music of the people of the world

After reading your textbook and any provided lecture notes for this unit, post your reaction to one of the provided discussion topics below. Be sure to use your own words and reactions, not simply something you copied from some other online source.  Be sure to copy the prompt that you are using for your response into your post.

Your initial posting should be at least 200 words (not including the discussion prompt). You must start a thread in response to the prompt before you can read and reply to other students’ threads. In addition, respond to at least two threads from your classmates, including the thread above and below yours. Each of your responses to two of your classmates’ threads must be at least 75 words. If you are the first poster, respond to the thread below yours and one other thread.

1. In what ways has music in South Africa reflected the particular history of the country? Has the outward and inward flow of people, ideas, and things to and from Africa had an impact on African music and vice versa?

2. Why do you think that, as the book states, “Many African languages have no separate word for ‘music,’ and while a word for ‘song’ often exists, it may also imply poetry and dance”? What sources from the culture would explain this and/or what effects does this have on the culture?

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