Chapter 42
Music of Africa and the
Middle East
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African Music
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Interrelated with language
Often associated with dancing
Polyrhythms
Improvisation
African Music
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Functional
Call-and-response form
Beliefs about instruments
Instruments
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Drums
Mbira
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Middle Eastern Music
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Music not permitted in mosques
Often performed in cafes
Nasal singing quality
Instruments
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Rebab
Tombak
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Jewish Music
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Traditionally similar to other Middle Eastern
music
Today is diverse
Religious music depends on degree of orthodoxy
Early Christian practices much influenced by
Judaism
Summary
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African music
Middle Eastern music
Jewish music
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