Posts Tagged African Music

Who’s Afraid of African Drumming?

Happy Halloween! So, who is afraid of African drumming? I ask because I find that many people tend to view traditional African music as either: a) impossibly complicated, even inscrutable or; b) ridiculously easy — simple fare from simple folk.

While both views are to a degree based on well-worn stereotypes (the square Westerner in the first case, the unsophisticated native in the second), the fact is, traditional African music is distinct from Western classical music in that READ MORE