Musical Styles From Africa, South America, And Parts Of North America

806 Words Nov 5th, 2015 4 Pages
A person cannot fully grasp the full effect and intricateness of music without attending a live concert. On Tuesday, October 27 at the Sharp Concert Hall, I had the opportunity to attend a concert held by D. Frazier and Ricardo Coelho de Souza exhibits musical styles from Africa, South America, and parts of North America. All of the musical pieces contained several African retentions, a variety of instruments and other musical accompaniments such as vocalists and dancers. The concert as a whole, methodically put together, revealed the development of instruments through time and intertwined traditional music with modern styles of music. Listening to each piece, the complexity grows with either increasing the number of instruments and vocalists, difficulty of the musical notes, or the layering and overlapping of multiple rhythms. The first half of the program focused on praise and worship music pieces and then the second half, incorporated music that heard at festivals, celebrations and in the streets.
The program began with Mr. Frazier and Mr. Souza on stage playing a piece entitled “Jaliya Lamban” which is a traditional Malian praise song. Mr. Frazier dressed professional, casual wearing a black sport coat, dark jeans, a red undershirt and red converse and played the Kora, an African harp, during the first piece. Mr. Souza, also professional, casual, wore a short-sleeved button up shirt with nice slacks and comfortable shoes and played the Dun-dun (talking-drum)…

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