The mainland of Greek was once controlled by the Ottoman Empire and many influential on music by the empire. Instruments such as aerophones, the zourna, the karamoutza, and the pipiza all double-reed shawms; the gaida, a single-reed, single-drone bagpipe; the klarino; and the brass korneto dominate instrumental ensembles (Timothy Rice, page 1009). The meter of this music is usually asymmetric and the rhythm can be complex. The instruments that are used in the mainland Greek are mostly instruments that are used by the Muslims. The zourna, known as karamoutza and the pipiza in Greek, is a double-reed instrument that is well known throughout the Muslim world.
Akan Culture: The Symbolism Behind the Adinkra Cloth The Adinkra cloth was created in Ghana, West Africa, by the Akan people. This consists of a cloth printed or stamped with black dye made from the bark of Badie tree, using stamps carved from sections of calabash. For decades, the Adinkra cloth was known to be worn only as a mourning cloth during times of grief, but today it is worn during every occasion. The Akan people are known primarily for two types of cloth production: printed Adinkra and woven Kente cloth (Ventura 1). The practice of creating Adinkra cloth teaches about the West African Akan culture and values in the form of the symbols on the cloth which represent them.
Trenton, NJ: Africa World Press. Although unrelated ritual that exit today in West Africa, most traditional dances have been connected to or are performed during religious ceremonies. Since such ceremonies are public events, in most cases, officials and elders presence are required and must be able dancers. Dance in Africa is not a separate art, but a part of the whole complex of living. For Africans, the magic of all life is experienced.
Name: Maria Bautista AR-310 H1A 02/27/2012 Drum Baga Guinea The Baga Drum from Guinea originates with the Baga people who occupy a narrow stretch of land along the Atlantic Coast of the Republic of Guinea, West Africa. The Baga is one of the smallest ethnic groups in Guinea, but they have created a significant artistic legacy that includes magnificent headdresses, sculptures, and musical instruments. Baga is derived from the Phrase bae raka, “people of the seaside” The Baga are known for their dynamic performances and ceremonies both religious and secular in which music and art play an integral role. The drum demonstrated female power while such drums were carved by men, only women would have designed commissioned and played them. The Baga Drum was carved from a single piece of wood and animal skin in the surface.
Yoruba dance is the most important non-verbal art form for the people of West Africa. The dances’ history, cultural roots, and aesthetic values form two very distinct ways of life. Bharata Natyam originated in the temples of South India. This classical dance evolved from the polytheistic religion, Hinduism. The four books of the Hindu religion, known as the holy Four Vedas, bring ritual and sacred elements to the classical dance.
Now this might be true of all the four areas in this time however with History the actual language it was told in was very important to the History itself. For example in the tribes that habited parts of West Africa they passed down their history in chants set to drum beat where the language of the ‘songs’ where set in time with the rhythm and was used to depict the mood of the historical story. Also in the same tribes they had their own individual words for certain things in their life style that others with a different history wouldn’t understand like the ojobwa word “assiniboin” which literally translates as ones who cook using stones or “Peoria” which refers to carrying a pack on his back. Both these words relate to their history of hunter gathers and of travelling over the land carrying their few belongings and wouldn’t make sense if used to tell British history and so history is dependent on the language it is told in do define it and explain it properly and authentically. Maths and science as areas of knowledge although are taught and recorded in language they are comenly agreed on to have only one answer
Each Greek mode can be played in different keys, so therefore, there are twelve versions of each mode and each are used in the many common forms of Jazz music and Jazz improvisation Each mode however uses different tonic notes. The Ionian mode(also known as the Major scale) consists of the all 7 notes with no sharps or flats. The Dorian mode, (which is the most used mode in jazz) consist of a minor 3rd and a minor 7th which makes for a minor sounding scale. The Phrygian mode is strictly minor. This scale is used most often in Spanish Flamenco music.
Ghana’s national language is English, is the main language of government and teaching (http://www.everyculture.com/Ge-It/Ghana.html#ix1RZ7o0Qmv). Family relationship in Ghana is very strong and is the primary source of loyalty and responsibility. Family obligations take precedence over pretty much everything in the Ghanaians lives and it is important for Ghanaians to maintain self-respect, and have a high-standard reputation (http://www.kwintessential.co.uk/resources/global-etiquette/ghana.html). The Ghanaians culture is never complete without music which is an important part of their traditions. In Ghana there are three types of music: traditional and ethic music which is played during festivals and
The term “calypso” itself is debatable as there are many theories about the origin of the word. It may have came from the French word “carrousseaux” meaning a drinking party or festivity, the Carib word “carieto” which means a joyous song , the Spanish word “caliso” which means a topical song or the West African (Hausa) word “kaiso” which means bravo. The most widely accepted explanation is that it came from “kaiso”. The art form itself was distinctly shaped by the enslaved Africans out of the music, structure and function of their ancestral musical practices. Calypsos in their earliest stages of inception were songs accompanied by rhythmic percussive music
Johana Lyon Religion 232 Dr. Spights 3/18/2015 The Dance Inheritance Dance to Africa is like water for the crops. A necessity. Dance has always been a major part of the African culture and continues to thrive on. Being spoken on will be how the Dance Inheritance is incorporated in Kwanzaa, How it was implemented in the King Celebration and lastly, in the Praise House service. Dance is also one of the oldest major art forms there is.