Unit 6: Sub-Saharan Africa Overview
During our sixth unit we will be discovering the musical traditions of Sub-Saharan Africa. You will first be introduced to the general principles of African music as well as the underlying themes of this unit. We will then explore musical and cultural practices of various ethnic groups found in different regions of the continent including: Mbira music of the Shona people in Zimbabwe, Vocal music of the BaMbuti Pygmies in the Congo Region, Kora music of the Mande people in West Africa, Dance Drumming traditions of the Ewe people in West Africa, Zulu Choral music from South Africa, Juju Afro-Pop music from Nigeria, and Chimurenga Afro-Pop music from Zimbabwe.
You will need to complete the following activities and assignments during this one-week unit:
-Read Excursions in World Music Chapter 7: Sub Saharan Africa
-Complete and submit the Sub Saharan Africa Study Guide
-Play the Sub Saharan Africa Lecture Presentation, and watch all of the associated Video Clips found embedded in the presentation.
-Submit your Sub Saharan Africa Discussion Board post and reply to fellow classmate’s posts.
-Listen to all of the Sub Saharan Africa Audioand follow the Listening Guides in the textbook. Audio examples ARE part of the Quiz. Listening activities are found throughout the Lecture Presentation and the textbook.
-Submit your Sub Saharan Africa Listening Journal about one of the Audio examples associated with this unit.