Music in Africa and the African Diaspora

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Surname 1NameProfessorTitleDateMusic in Africa and the African DiasporaIntroductionMusic plays a huge role in Africa and the African Diaspora. Music in Africa and theAfrican Diaspora is a form of art that helps in expressing feelings, portraying the lifestyle andculture of a community. African music is the music of the Native African people who under acategory in terms of the different parts of Africa such as North Africa, Central Africa, WestAfrica, Southern Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa. African music is as vast as these parts of Africaand influenced according to African and foreign culture and people. However, the differentvarieties of African music have similar features for example helping in connecting people of acommunity in different ways. African music can be used to mark important events in life and,therefore, aim to preserve the eternal worth of life. Examples of African music include Apala ofthe Yoruba community; Afrobeat of the West African heritage, Benga from the Luo culture andFuji from Nigeria (Palmberg and Kierkegaard 38).African Diaspora music is music that has spread in the Diaspora, for example, America.Music in the African Diaspora is mainly spread by people of African origin such as Africanimmigrants and slaves. The African Diaspora music is therefore as a result of immigration andslavery. These kinds of people influence the existing population in terms of the type of music.For example, the Yorubas and Fons influenced the Brazil and

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