Notes from the Virtual Ms B

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Africa 7 - World Music

Read/Watch information about influential musicians from Kenya, Nigeria, and South Africa. How has the American music scene influenced the different sounds of African music or vice versa? How has African beats and rhythms influenced American music?

Kenyan musician P-Unit
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BxBZ8hXZu6A

Fela! The Musical
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fB0GepZMzKU&feature=player_embedded#!
Nigerian musician/activist; Jay-Z and the Smiths (Will & Jada) are producing the musical for Broadway

Read about the 2010 MTV Africa (MTV Base) Awards
http://www.mama.mtvbase.com/newsArticle.aspx?iNewsID=10 Which American artists will be there?

20 comments:

All about buisness said...

American music has affected African music because of the the cars,money,fame,and jewelery. We have also affected their culture because of the R&B singers. The African culture affected our culture because of the drum beats.

BeeKay :) said...

I think that American music has had way more of an effect on African music then their music has had on us. I say this because in the videos, you see that the rapper/singer is in the club, bottles of liquor are around, the man is trying to hit on the women, the rapper is wearing a flashy ring and points at it. In American rap music, most of the time, it's really not even about the music. It's about the image. Whoever has the biggest chains, the nicest car, the better clothes is what sells. I think that in African music, it's more about what their saying and not what they have.

acacia said...

I think America music has influenced Afican music by some of the beats you her in American music is being uesed in Afican music as well and the stuff that Americans use in there music videos has also used in some of the music in Afica.

This can also be said about America's music we get some of the words we use in the videos are in the Afican language because i have heard some of the words rapers or singers use are from the Afican language.

malaysia said...

I think that the American music scene has definetly influenced the different sounds of African music because when I just watched the video it looked just like how our music videos look. For example I watched the first video by this man and his music video was in the club. That is no different from America because they always have the club videos.

African beats and rhythms influenced Ameircan music because
it chaenged the way our tempos and beats sounded. Like in America artists just use the stusio beats but now some of the artists wanted to be different and use like drums and like african instruments.

aisha_ajw said...

we get alot of our music ideas from africa. like our beats and bass. and they get stuff from us like the need to have money and cars as there main priority next to women

5flicc7 said...

In my mind all music has came from all places. Americans have gotten music from africa thats were it started at. There beats are really cool like they use all instruments.

isaiahdatguy said...

The blues era that we had i can hear some of that coming out in there music. I say Africa beats and American beats are basically piggybacking off of eachother. They sboth sound the same in alot of ways they just mostly stick out when it comes to the blues sound.

takiyahTHINKPINKstewart said...

To me, African music influenced the sounds of music in America. How they have influenced us because the music that I hear reminds me of african beats and drums, but they are just played in America. Although african music and hip hop music have a lot in common.

Devin said...

In my opinion i believe our current day music has influenced africa and people living in that country. I feel some of our music maybe makes the life of the africans fun and give them the courage to have fun in life. Although like other said , producers and artist in america steal the flow and swag of the african beats. I feel some african beats and song make you actually vibe and groove to the music. So, i believe africa and America has a share of eachothers style and influences each other.

Tweety Baby said...

I personal think that music is different no matter where you are. Like Atlanta music is different from Brooklyn music, but have things in common like getting money. And thats what I think about African music. I just think African Musicans see that American Musicans get all the money, women, & fame so they try to do the same. American music diffently inspires & influence African music.

dsderrick20 said...

The music that we got and he music Africa got are almost about the same only if thy speak the same language as us it would be better to tell but they like rapping and girls,money just like we do. They beats are kind of like ours but they just sound more of they stlye than ours.

mani said...

America has affect Africa's music scene with the usual thing in videos like for example a guy trying to talk game to a girl. In the video from p-unit thats exactly what the gut was doing and then another thing is they changed an american label G-unit to p-unit so I think that they are just trying to make their music industry a mogul as are's

Gotta Love Nick said...

The African culture affected our culture because of the drum beats.I feel some of our music maybe makes the life of the africans fun and give them the courage to have fun in life. Although african music and hip hop music have a lot in common.

teemiller said...

The American music influenced the African music to have simlar sounds, beats and some of the same clothes. They may even have similar rappers and songs like ours because they heard and seen how ours is. African music have influence ours to be different because we may try to do the style they do in one of our songs

brian said...

the American music influenced the music that listen 2 in other countries.its like we will have the same beat as them but a edited version.Africa music seem 2 be different because we dont listen 2 that kind of music n America.

Charlisse said...

How has the American music scene influenced the different sounds of African music?
-The American music influenced different sounds of music in Africa because in America we use rap a lot so IO think they took some of their music and just put it like ours with rap.

How has African beats and rhythms influenced American music?
-African beats have influenced American music because I think that we got our beats from them because they use a lot of the drums in their culture and we use them in our music.

Vonna B said...

America has a lot of influence on the African music. Rap and R&B in Africa is the same as Amermica. America has some the most popular music. From the lyrics to the videos. Even though the music we listen to today came from Africa.

Bre Bre S. said...

Americas influence on Africa music is the Rap and R&B. The music videos with the guys trying to talk to the grils. The beat of the song stands kinda like the beat in our music.

Brandy Washington said...

America does influence African music. A lot of dances also come from the Africans. In fact, the first for of hip hopo began in Jamaica. We use bass to enhance the music. In America bass pretty much makes a sound(qoute) "The jam of the week" Also, the rhythm is used to develop a certain dance for a song =))

timothy said...

a ms b that second blog under caleb is the one i did, i clicked finish but i didnt know that he was already signed in