ERIC Number: EJ1020304
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Jan
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 11
The Diversity of African Musics: Zulu Kings, Xhosa Clicks, and Gumboot Dancing in South Africa
Mason, Nicola F.
General Music Today, v27 n2 p30-35 Jan 2014
Multicultural curricula that explore African musics often focus on the commonalities among its musical traditions. Exploring the diversity of individual African musical traditions provides a pathway to the multiplicity of sounds, cultures, beliefs, and uses inherent within African and all multicultural musics. Deeper insights into the diversity of African musics are explored through the rich tapestry of South African musics. South African Xhosa and Zulu traditions are discussed and explored using three rhythm lesson plans that include songs, techniques, and movements adaptable for any grade level and ideal for teachers who wish to expand their idea of diverse African musics. A culturally-expanded curriculum, that includes the diversity of sounds within various cultures, provides opportunities for students to experience some of the rich variety inherent in African musics.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Music, Music Education, Multicultural Education, Integrated Curriculum, Musical Instruments, Dance, Singing
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: South Africa