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African percussion techniques
African percussion techniques

Duration: 2:34

A close-up demonstration of a range of playing techniques for African percussion instruments.

 
Afro-Peruvian music and its history
Afro-Peruvian music and its history

Duration: 02:35

An impromptu demonstration of Afro-Peruvian music is given by Christoph Mueller of the band Gotan Project and Peruvian percussionist Rodolfo Munoz.

 
Arranging a cappella music
Arranging a cappella music

Duration: 02:36

A report about a cappella music in which the voices take on the role of accompaniment instruments.

 
Developments in Arabic music
Developments in Arabic music

Duration: 00:56

A discussion of musical development in contemporary Arabic music.

 
Exploring the musical features of a spiritual
Exploring the musical features of a spiritual

Duration: 03:06

Singer and presenter Mica Paris explores the spiritual aided by African-American choral expert Ken Burton at the piano. The musical features of spirituals are demonstrated by Burton as he composes a piece combining biblical words, a pentatonic scale melody and syncopated rhythms in a call and response structure.

 
Fela Kuti’s Afro-beat music is brought to the Broadway stage.
Fela Kuti’s Afro-beat music is brought to the Broadway stage.

Duration: 05:12

Director Aaron Johnson and cast members of ‘Fela!’ the show explain the challenges of taming the intoxicating energy and unpredictability of Nigerian Musical legend Fela Kuti’s Afro-beat music to a Broadway audience

 
Fusion of European orchestral and African traditional music
Fusion of European orchestral and African traditional music

Duration: 03:31

British and Ugandan musicians have joined forces to make the ancient rock gongs found on an island in Lake Victoria come alive.

 
How the reggae scene developed in the UK
How the reggae scene developed in the UK

Duration: 02:17

A look at how Coventry helped develop the UK reggae scene and contributed to a new appreciation of Jamaican music and culture.

 
Mavis Staples  'I’ll Take You There'
Mavis Staples 'I’ll Take You There'

Duration: 04:25

Gospel star Mavis Staples performs 'I'll Take You There' backed by a Soul band.

 
Origins of calypso
Origins of calypso

Duration: 0:52

Percussionist Val Serrant sings a calypso, accompanying himself on a drum.

 
Tuning junk percussion
Tuning junk percussion

Duration: 01:12

Percussionist Val Serrant performs on a pair of tuned brake drums.

 

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