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World Music


Betsy Siess

on 26 April 2010

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Transcript of World Music

Background -- Musical Analysis --

Christopher Columbus found the islands

Arawak people wiped out from disease

Later claimed by British

Known for cruise ships and coral reefs -- Bahamas -- Betsy Siess - Rhyming Spiritual - Western sounding
"Quaint" Christian Chorus
Overlapping call and response
Free Rythem instruments -- Only Vocals
Two key voices:

Rhymer: lead tenor voice
Basser: deep lower voice
enhanced by other vocal harmony
Cultural considerations -- Slavery in the United States

Sponge Fisherman

Earth, wind, waves, and sky
In today's Culture -- Traditional styles heard at funerals

More polished

Purpose is to please tourists Example --
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