African Musical Traditions

By Annabelle Grinzinger

Lute

The lute is a popular instrument in North Africa. Lutes have a neck and a deep round back. The lutes can have anywhere from 15 strings to 24 strings. Instruments like the Indian sitar are classified as lutes. A lute is any plucked or bowed chodophone Who's strings are parallel to its belly or soundboard
african lute: kora

Here are some African Musicians

How has African Music influenced North American music?

North American music is very Islamic and Arabic in nature, Black African music is centralized in West, Central, and Sub Saharan regions. IN the clip down below i can here the African instruments in the music. I can also hear an African beat in the jazz music playing.
Top 10 Jazz songs

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