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African Influence


African music influences

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Illinois State University
Mus 152 - Experiencing Music

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Mus 152 1nd Edition Lecture 7 Outline of Last Lecture I Finish basic music notes II Start sociological music notes Outline of Current Lecture III Psychological explanations IV Cultural definitions V African music Current Lecture Evolutionary Biologists musicians have something better in them Music is about synchronizing behavior Psychological explanations Mikhail Csikszentmihalyi Hungarian humanistic psychologist o Hierarchy of needs o Optimal experiences produce a sense of flow flow sense of being totally engaged Active not passive Line between challenge and achievability Require extreme concentration Clear goals Feedback Culture 18th century biology term for an isolated organism Diffusion something that jumps from one culture to another Pierre Bourdieu Culture collectively held habits of thought and behavior These notes represent a detailed interpretation of the professor s lecture GradeBuddy is best used as a supplement to your own notes not as a substitute Sound central Operates in a larger context than musicians Musicians occur within the context of the audience Audience happens within a larger community Communities are formed through history Africa Sub Saharan Africa 50 countries in Africa 800 languages plus dialects Increasingly Urban Social organization is extremely varied egalitarian everyone has a voice hierarchical stratified Relationship to the west Europe and the Americas 1600 s first exploration of the coast of Africa 1700 s 1800 s development and expansion of African slave trade Established at all levels 1820 s Trinidad 1880 s Cuba Brazil o Slave trade eliminated on national level th 20 century colonialism o Foreign political authority with the purpose of extracting resources Other African characteristics o Oral culture collective truth o Linguistic resources o Debate metaphor o Verbal o Polygot someone who speaks multiple languages

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