In your chapter on African music, you learned that African groups use music for
In your chapter on African music, you learned that African groups use music for communication purposes and that there is something known as the "talking drum." Watch the videos below to learn about how Ghanaian peoples communicate using the talking drum. After watching this video in its entirety, and TAKING GOOD NOTES, answer the following: Discuss how music operates as communication in traditional Ghanaian cultures. What specific part of language (specific linguistic feature) are the drums mimicking? Why does this work for African languages? When we say that music "communicates" in the West, we are usually talking about emotions. How is this different from the way Africans communicate with music? Find something in the video that surprised or affected you in some way in each video. Compare your experience with that of your fellow classmates. Respond to two of your fellow classmates.

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