18 Facts About African music


African music includes the genres amapiano, Juju, Fuji, Afrobeat, Highlife, Makossa, Kizomba, and others.

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Music is important to religion in Africa, where rituals and religious ceremonies use African music to pass down stories from generation to generation as well as to sing and dance to.

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North African music has a considerable range, from the music of ancient Egypt to the Berber and the Tuareg music of the desert nomads.

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The region's art African music has for centuries followed the outline of Arabic and Andalusian classical African music: its popular contemporary genres include the Algerian Rai.

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Somali African music is typically pentatonic, using five pitches per octave in contrast to a heptatonic scale such as the major scale.

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West African music has regional variations, with Muslim regions incorporating elements of Islamic music and non-Muslim regions more influenced by indigenous traditions, according to the historian Sylviane Diouf and ethnomusicologist Gerhard Kubik.

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The African music has been influenced by language, the environment, a variety of cultures, politics, and population movement, all of which are intermingled.

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Each African music group evolved in a different area of the continent, which means that they ate different foods, faced different weather conditions, and came in contact with different groups than other societies did.

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African music has been a major factor in the shaping of what we know today as Dixieland, the blues, and jazz.

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The blues has likely evolved as a fusion of an African blue note scale with European twelve tone musical instruments.

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African music continued to work with Winwood, Paul McCartney, and Mick Jagger throughout the decade.

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Babatunde Olatunji, Miriam Makeba and Hugh Masekela were among the earliest African music performing artists to develop sizable fan bases in the United States.

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African music found eager audiences at Historically Black colleges and universities and appealed particularly to activists in the civil rights and Black Power movements.

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African music was a part of three bands, including one all-woman band and two others.

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African music performed all types of jazz music, traditional African music, and music that was popular in Western Africa at the time.

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African music had a very diverse scale of her vocal range and could hit almost any note.

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Kalpop is a genre of Klassikan, African, lingual, and popular music that originated in its modern form during the mid-1990s in Kenya and later spread to the United States and the United Kingdom.

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Kalpop African music has found a home to a growing fan base and with a number of locally established as well as emerging Kalpop bands further cementing this genre by engaging in different as well as mutually organised Kalpop themed events.

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