Essays Tagged: "african music"

The Influence of Black Slave Culture on Early America

he development of America's own music, dance, art, and clothing.MusicIt is understandable that when Africans were torn from their homes and families, lashed into submission , and forced into lifelong ... expression, clandestine yet lucent, developed out of these feelings.One such form was music. Native African music consisted mainly of wind and string melodies punctuated by hand clapping, xylophones, ...

(4 pages) 246 0 4.5 Nov/1996

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Civil Rights > Black Awareness & Racism

The Roots of Blues Music

blues there wouldn't be any rock and roll, country, rap, pop, or jazz . Blues is also important for African American culture. African Americans were also the people who started the blues.The Blues sta ... ate 1800's in levee camps or plantations in places like Mississippi, Louisiana, and Texas were many African Americans lived. The blues of that time was called country blues. It was a mixture of Africa ...

(2 pages) 142 0 3.8 Jan/1997

Subjects: Art Essays > Music History & Studies

The Influence of Black Slave Culture on Early America

he development of America's own music, dance, art, and clothing.MusicIt is understandable that when Africans were torn from their homes and families,lashed into submission , and forced into lifelong s ... expression, clandestineyet lucent, developed out of these feelings. One such form was music. NativeAfrican music consisted mainly of wind and string melodies punctuated by handclapping, xylophones, a ...

(4 pages) 67 0 2.7 Apr/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > African Studies - History

Divation

Negro SpiritualsSpirituals, a religious folk song of American origin, particularly associated with African-American Protestants of the southern United States. The African-American spiritual, characte ... of the United States, and research into its origin centered mainly on the nature and extent of its African ancestry. Because slaves were brought to the United States from many parts of Africa, no sin ...

(6 pages) 43 2 4.3 Apr/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

African Music and Religion

African Music, Religion, and Narrative,Jamual A. Floyd Jr., In the Power of Black Music.Interpreting ... usic.Interpreting its history from Africa to the U.S.N.Y. Oxford University Press, 1995, pps, 14-34.African religion is similar to that of the Native American. There are many different African culture ... ifferent African cultures, and there are more than three thousand types of religion amongst them.In African religion, the idea of god is a being in the sky that reigns over them.When a person died in ...

(2 pages) 72 0 3.5 May/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > African Studies - History

History of Rhythm and Blues

and about unhappy situations such as hunger, being jobless, or being broke. R and B arose from the African music that was brought over by the slaves. Field hollers, ballads, church music and rhythmic ...

(2 pages) 70 0 4.8 Oct/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > African Studies - History

"The Cultural Diffusion of African Music in Modern day Mainstream American Culture"

r knew they would be bringing along a culture rich in music and rituality. Many people thought that Africans were too simple minded to be able to have such things like culture, language or even sophis ... They looked over that all and plundered their knowledge, wealth and more importantly, their music. African Music had several different uses. Africans used music as means of worship, easing the pain o ...

(6 pages) 96 0 4.7 Jan/2005

Subjects: Art Essays > Music History & Studies

Cultural Diffusion of African Music into American Music from the Time of the Slave Trade (time period: early 17th century to modern day)

American music has been highly influenced by the descendants of African slaves, whom were brought to America in the early seventeenth century. The first evidence of ... ear that American music, leading up to today's Rap and Hip-Hop contains many roots and origins from African music.The musical diffusion between Africa and America began with the slave trade. Coming fr ... began with the slave trade. Coming from all parts of western Africa, by way of the Middle Passage, African peoples were shipped to the United States and sold into slavery as early as 1619. With nothi ...

(11 pages) 78 0 3.7 Mar/2007

Subjects: Art Essays > Music History & Studies

Dave Matthews Band

s, both musically and non-musically," says Matthews. "We've been influenced not only by pop, but by African music, jazz, just about everything. We incorporate lots of different textures, so we've been ... ities were limited and therefore decided to go into music. Dave spent his time in Africa soaking up African percussion music, and listening to artists such as King Sunny Ade, Salif Keita, and Hugh Mas ...

(10 pages) 1015 0 0.0 Sep/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Dave Matthews Band, The Most Compelling Band Arou

s, both musically and non-musically," says Matthews. "We've been influenced not only by pop, but by African music, jazz, just about everything. We incorporate lots of different textures, so we've been ... ities were limited and therefore decided to go into music. Dave spent his time in Africa soaking up African percussion music, and listening to artists such as King Sunny Ade, Salif Keita, and Hugh Mas ...

(10 pages) 14 0 3.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Art Essays > Music History & Studies

A compare and contrast essay on blues and gospel music

faith in tunes so catchy, they make you want to get up and dance.Both kinds of music, however, have African roots and similar African musical forms. For example, blues is known fir its "blue" or "bent ... formal notes and the do-re-me scale. Gospel music also has bent notes. The other characteristic of African music they both have is the congregation answers. In the same way, a blues singer intones a ...

(2 pages) 30 0 0.0 Sep/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing > Comparative Essays