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OCR Music GCSE

African A Cappella Music

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In which country (not continent!) did African A Cappella originate? South Africa
Name a famous choir who perform African A Cappella Music Ladysmith Black Mambazo
Name the 2 types of African A Cappella singing Mbube, and Isicathamiya
Which style of African A Cappella Music is exemplified by 'The Lion Sleeps Tonight'? Isicathamiya
Describe Mbube African A Cappella Music Loud and powerful
What does 'Mbube' mean? Lion
Describe Isicathamiya African A Cappella Music Softer and Gentle
What are the origins of a cappella music in general? Monks' plainsong chants
Describe how an African A Cappella choir might move Shuffling or stamping, arranged in a semi-circle or a line
What gender are African A Cappella choirs? All male
Call and response is a popular feature of African A Cappella Music, between whom does this take place? A soloist and the rest of the choir
Which languages may African A Cappella Music be sung in Afrikaans, or sometimes English
Singers often make noises with their bodies to add a percussive feel to the music, give examples of some of these noises Clicks, claps, stamps or tongue clicks etc.
Created by: bethysav