African Drumming: Annotated Bibliography

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Marcus Humose Prof. Barton MU S340-OLA 3/22/15 African Drumming: Annotated Bibliography Dor, George Worlasi Kwasi. West African Drumming And Dance In North American Universities : An Ethnomusicological Perspective. Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 2014. eBook Collection (EBSCOhost). Web. 22 Feb. 2015. This particular source provides information about the different universities in America that display the importance of how impactful Western African Drumming and Dance is to other countries besides Africa. The programs are not only for the black community, but it is also dispersed through other racial backgrounds. This book also explains the core meanings of all of the different drumming and dance traditions. The book explains how ethnomusicologist…show more content…
The author also tells how she believes that cosmopolitanism affects citizenship in our world. Greene, Brenda M. The African Presence And Influence On The Cultures Of The Americas. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2010. eBook Collection (EBSCOhost). Web. 19 Mar. 2015. The African Presence and Influence on the Cultures of the Americas is a book of essays that provides reasons why the diasporic African drumming and music culture vastly impacted America. The African tradition plays a big role in different activities with the southern parts of the United States. This is due to the fact that most of the African slaves lived in these areas. Many of the cultural things that were done in Africa were prohibited to the slave for communication reasons, but many of the African melodies, and rhythms were mixed in with the hymns taught by the slave owners. Howard, Karen. "Traditional Music Of East Africa: Experiencing &Quot;Ngoma&Quot; In Tanzania." General Music Today 27.3 (2014): 44-46. ERIC. Web. 19 Mar.…show more content…
The article is being written in regard to a teacher from the United States that traveled to a small village called Chamwino in Tanzania, East Africa to experience a well-known traditional music festival. This festival displays a group of talented women who perform on traditional musical instruments. As she visits, she talks about what left a deep imprinted memory in her mind. MORRIS, ANNE. "Finding Their Voice." Dance Teacher (2014): 7-8. International Bibliography of Theatre & Dance with Full Text. Web. 19 Mar. 2015. “Finding Their Voice,” is about an author traveling to North Carolina to attend a West African Dancing and Drumming workshop. The camp is orchestrated by a dance director who teaches kids of many ages how to dance in an African traditional way to African drums. The author talks about her wonderful experiences. Mushengyezi, Aaron. "Rethinking Indigenous Media: Rituals, 'Talking' Drums and Orality as Forms of Public Communication in Uganda." Journal of African Cultural Studies 2003: 107. JSTOR Journals. Web. 28 Feb.

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