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Why Visit?

For a study of African histories we are reviewing the relations and simularities of African music to music today. The songs below are just a few that i have found relate to African music. From my page you will become aware of the influeneces african music has had on all facets of music today. My first three songs are specific placed to serve a certain purpose but the rest are arbitrarily placed yet still serve my original purpose.


Anytime, anywhere song

Name: Paparazzi
Artist: Lady Gaga
Year: 2008
Genre: Pop
Synopsis: This song contains a strong percussion section. I can most describe it in relation to an African drum beat.
Drums were a very important part of African history and they were the most important instrument. Drums could be used for entertainment but usually they were used for rituals and ceremonies. They were also used in everyday life. The drum in Paparazzi sounds slightly familiar to the drum in this sound clip below.








A Song From a Non English Speaking Country

Name:Guantanamera
Artist:Celia Cruz
Year of Release:1997
Genre:Latino
Synopsis: This song, like most is telling a story. It shows it's descent from African history by using adjectives from nature. Many African songs used animals and plants to describe their feelings or tell their stories. Guantanamera uses this trick as well.







Song From Before 1974

Name: Why Do Fools Fall In Love
Artist: Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers
Year of Release: 1956
Genre:Soul
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Below is a list of other songs I have found to make a clear descent from African history.


Name: Tote It
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Genre:Party Music
Synopsis: This song shows more obiviously the pattern of most songs. Most african drum beats were to a ABBA or ABAC pattern. An ABAC pattern starts with one beat, moves on to another, goes back to the former beat and then starts another different from the first two.


Name: Ce Jeu
Artist: Yelle
Year of Release:2007
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Name: Von
Artist: Sigur Ros
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Name: Something in The Way
Artist: Nirvana
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