Music in Africa

By Jennifer Griffin

Thumb Piano (Kalimba)

The thumb piano is one of the popular music instruments in Africa. It is a type of Idiophone, which includes instruments that vibrate without the need of strings.
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How Has African Music Contributed to American Music?

Americans have learned to use African instruments and have been using oral tradition to put motivating messages into songs

Shakira - Waka Waka (This Time for Africa) (The Official 2010 FIFA World Cup™ Song)
This song was written by Shakira for the world cup In Africa, you can tell that she put African roots into her song.