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5 Musical Instruments In Africa

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   African music has undergone frequent and decisive changes throughout the centuries. Traditional music in most of the continent is passed down orally. Major and minor migrations of African people brought musical styles and instruments to new areas. Music is an integral part of the African culture, with various ceremonies being preceded by some sort of music. Music is used to communicate, pass literature, welcoming heroes among other ritual functions. There are diverse genres of music in Africa like hymns, dirge, that create mood and feel for the occasion. African music is not rigidly linked to specific ethnic groups as the individual musician, his style and creativity, have always played an important role. There are many ethnic communities in Africa...

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The Making Of Batik In Ghana.

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Batik is a popular fabric in West Africa made with special  patterns and colours using dye and wax. It is both an art and a craft, which is becoming more popular and well known around the world. The art of decorating cloth in this way, using wax and dye, has been practised for centuries in Asia, West Africa and other tropical nations. The Process To make patterns on batik fabric, selected areas of the cloth are blocked out by brushing or drawing hot wax over them. The cloth is then dyed and the parts covered in wax resist the dye,...

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