ETHNOMUSICOLOGY

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INTRODUCTION:

ON MY PAGE I WILL LIST THREE SONGS, ONE FROM A DIFFERENT COUNTRY, BEFORE 1974, AND A SONG THAT INTERESTS ME. I WILL EXPLAIN HOW THE SONGS ARE CONNECTED TO THE AFRICAN CULTURE. MUCH OF THE MUSIC TODAY IS THE CONTINUATION AND EVOLUTION OF AFRICAN MUSIC.

SONG FROM ANOTHER COUNTRY:
1.SONG: Umri Ma Bansa

ARTIST: Abdel Gadir Salim All-Stars

GENRE: Middle Eastern Pop

YEAR: 2005
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Abdel Gadir salim's music is considered as Egyptian music because of the rhythm and the way the song is told and carried out. The Egyptian music, is like most other forms of the African tradition, which is based greatly on variations and improvisations of a central theme. It is also similar to the structure of jazz which has deep roots in African music.
BEFORE 1974:
2.SONG:JUNGLE BOOGIE

ARTIST:KOOL and THE GANG

GENRE:FUNK

YEAR:1973

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Lyrics
Jungle boogie is a Funk song which is a blend of soul music, soul jazz, and R&B. The different blends of music, are good examples of the connections and influences of African music on our songs today. Funk songs are often based on an extended vamp on a single chord. Also like many other African-inspired songs, funk consists of a complex groove with rhythm instruments such as electric guitar, electric bass, Hammond organ, and drums playing interlocking rhythms.
SONG THAT INTERESTS ME:
3. SONG:LOVE THAT GIRL

ARTIST:RAPHAEL SAADIQ

GENRE:SOUL and R&B

YEAR: 2008
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Lyrics
Love that girl is branched to African- American music in so many ways, one main reason is the fact that is a soul and R&B song. It has a improvisation feeling to it, which is an important aspect of music in general. The song is about the way he feels about a girl and how unique and special she is and also how glad he is that they are together. As a song of soul, it combines gospel music and rhythm and blues. The gospel was a form of communications between slaves while in Africa.