African Roots of American Music



Questions for African Roots of American Music

1) Listen to “Run Old Jeremiah” on the Musical Africanisms slide (or the first track on this unit’s playlist).
a. Write a few sentences describing what you hear.
i. What instruments do you hear and/or how are the sounds being made
ii. Is this a group or a solo
iii. Does it sound like a formal performance or a community of participants
iv. Is there call-and-response
v. Is it complex or simple in terms of both melody and rhythm
vi. How does it make you feel
This is a very open-ended question. Really what I’m looking for is for you to describe your experience of the music.





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