What role does rhythm play in West African music?

In this lesson, we will introduce West African music with reference to the context and history of the song "Kuku" and the djembe. We will listen to traditional and contemporary music before learning how to play rhythms from "Kuku" using body percussion.

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Quiz:

Performing Rhythms from the Song 'Kuku'

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Q1.What is a rhythm?

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Q2.Which statement is not true?

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Q3.Tone, bass and slap are all different strokes you play on a djembe. What is a flam?

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Q4.What is the oral tradition ?

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Q5.What is the role of the master drummer?

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Q6.The start signal in 'Kuku' is

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This quiz includes images that don't have any alt text - please contact your teacher who should be able to help you with an audio description.

Quiz:

Performing Rhythms from the Song 'Kuku'

Don’t worry if you get a question wrong! Forgetting is an important step in learning. We will recap next lesson.

Q1.What is a rhythm?

1/6

Q2.Which statement is not true?

2/6

Q3.Tone, bass and slap are all different strokes you play on a djembe. What is a flam?

3/6

Q4.What is the oral tradition ?

4/6

Q5.What is the role of the master drummer?

5/6

Q6.The start signal in 'Kuku' is

6/6

Lesson summary: What role does rhythm play in West African music?

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