Welcome to the official zone of THE COOL. In this Zone i will reveal to you the african music hidden deep inside various songs. The first song shall be my "Anywhere, Anytime" song.
external image clip_image002.pngMUSIC FOR LOVE (MARIO)
song date:2008
Album: Go!- I feel that this relates to the African way of sound is because the song has a multi-beat system as in more than one background sound building on top of one another. Also, in the song the artist also uses his voice as add on beat in certain parts of the song along with vocalizing to fill in for certain parts. The artist also at one part of the song momentarily cuts off all the background beats to put on emphasis on his own voice in which he hits a continuous note. He also occasionally scales his on voice multiple time through out the song, along with setting up the beats in a way that would lead up to his “hot points” in the song.
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The Ghetto (Donny Hathaway)- The song “The Ghetto” was created by the R&B singer, Donny Hathaway, in the 1970’s. The way this song is rooted to African music is the melody goes through scales as it goes from a soft melody to a faster, more alive stage. There are barely any lyrics to the actual song except at one part, literally. Also, this is just, plainly a inspirational song meant to show the residents of the ghetto they had something to be proud of, that they were not meant to be Americas stepping stone. From the ghetto that they came from birthed character, attributes, and realization of the real world needed for life.
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