African Traditional


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During the last term of summer, the children at Farsley Farfield will be given the opportunity to listen to traditional music of Africa. Popular music, Jazz and Blues have become very popular in recent years across this vast continent but traditional music still plays a big part in the culture of Africa.

Singing choruses often sing a capella, meaning without accompaniment. The songs they sing are often in a call and response style or sung in verses.

Traditional African music has become very popular across the world with well known artists, such as Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Soweto Gospel Choir and Bolokada Conde, playing many concerts across Europe and America. The music of Africa has been to accompany popular television adverts whilst also being soundtracks to popular films and video games.

What do you think of traditional African music? Do you prefer the drumming or the use of voices?


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