Music in West Africa

High schoolers explore power and the symbols of power in West African music. They discuss the music of West Africa and compare it to African American music of today. In addition, they investigate musical instruments of Africa, identify the characteristics of drumming and mud cloth, and study the art of narrative story-telling. Activities such as reviewing videos, dancing basic rhythm, and exploring the Mjiani Dance are listed.

9th - 12th Social Studies & History 11 Views 54 Downloads
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World History
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Lesson Plans
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Project-Based Learning
5 days

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