African American Culture

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caAfrican American Culture Introduction Are you aware that the characteristics of a particular group of people are defined by everything from language, religion, cuisine, social habits, music and arts? Today, in the United States as in other countries populated largely by immigrants, the culture is influenced by the many groups of people that now make up the country. Music of African Americans Blues is a part of African American music. The blues is a extremely various type music with many different musical expressions. The musicians always created an individual style of blues when they performed. Blues has given a lot to the development to jazz and it’s not rare that jazz musicians bring an element of blues into their music. In addition,…show more content…
Africa is viewed as a place with nothing to offer but misery, starvation and strife. African food refers to any local cuisine crafted in parts of Africa. There’s a thought that this refers to food created by African Americans, but it actually means food originating from mainland Africa. African food is healthy and full of nutrients. South Africa is not only known for its huge instinctive appearance and civilization, but for its outstanding nutrient too. Few of the South African foods include crocodilian sirloin, fried caterpillars and evening ewe heads. Some African Americans avoid these foods, while others do anything to get the food. South Africa has so many different cultures and beliefs, you will also come to know that certain foods are eaten for various occasion. Snake meat is the most liked food in South Africa. (Afrof,…show more content…
According to the African Guide, couples may represent ancestors, married couples, twins or community founders. Paintings that show couples very often are created as shrines or ceremonial honors. If the couple is one man and one woman, it often depicts strength and honor, not love and intimacy. A mother and child theme is a symbol of mother earth that reflects the mother child relationship, which is vital to African culture. Paintings of men carrying weapons are commonly depicted as showing honor to departed ancestors. The outsider or stranger usually depicts someone from different countries or tribe. Strangers are not welcomed, and distorted art usually signals the gap between Africans and outsiders. (LaGamma,

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