Chapter 13 Medieval Africa
The European Slave Trade
- Sailors unloaded the cargo 235 enslaved Africans
- Many Africans had farming skills and the ability to make tools
- Harvesting sugarcane was hard work for slaves.
- Some merchants who had hoped to sell gold brought from Africa now sold humans instead.
- they also used enslaved people to grow tobacco,rice,and cotton
Music and Dance
- Music played a part in almost all aspects of African life.
- In many African songs a singer calls out a line then other singers repeat it back.
- African believed that dance allowed the spirits to express themselves.
- Enslaved Africans sometimes relied on music to remind them of there home land.
- African music developed such as ragtime,jazz,rock and roll,and more recently rap.