Essay about Anthony Documents DBQ Project

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Where Has African Music Made
The Greatest Impact In The

Document list: Document A:
Indes Occidentales; Indias Occidentales; West­Indi ë Document B:
Africa through the Humanities
Document C: History Notes: Information on Jamaica's Culture & Heritage
Document D: Music
Document E:
A brief summary of African Popular music
Document F:
History of Music
Document G:

Background Essay:
Music before the 20th century was very different when compared to the music of the
21st Century. As we may or may not know, African music is found all over music today.
From all the sounds and accents, we could here the history it left. Now it’s not Africa that created music, its just the styles and sounds. music to them was a way to communicate to the heavens and welcomes & goodbyes, also celebrations. we now use music to express ourselves to one or another.

From the instruments the smallest hint of the african heritage is found in the West
Indies, and i personally think impacted the west indies very well. Far as i know they still use the same instruments and styles as the africans started. enough of my opinion, it’s time for you to explore the roots and read the documents to see for yourself, please.­brief­history­of­african­music­through­the­colonial­period­ view.asp?id=156227

Document A: Source:
Island group, Atlantic Ocean
Written by:
Colin Graham Clarke

Alternate titles:
Indes Occidentales; Indias Occidentales; West­Indi ë Three major physiographic divisions constitute the West Indies: the
Greater Antilles
comprising the islands of
and the
), and
Puerto Rico
; the
Lesser Antilles
, including the
Virgin Islands
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Antigua and Barbuda
Saint Lucia
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
, and
; and the isolated island groups of the North American continental shelf—
Bahamas and the
Turks and Caicos Islands
—and those of the South American shelf, including
Trinidad and Tobago
, and
. (
, although physiographically not a part of the West Indies, has common historical and cultural ties with the other islands and is often included in definitions of the region.)­Indies Source:
Island group, Atlantic Ocean
Written by:
Colin Graham Clarke

Alternate titles:
Indes Occidentales; Indias Occidentales; West­Indi ë The shape and alignment of the
Greater Antilles are determined by an ancient chain of folded and faulted mountains that in
times extended from
America through the Caribbean. Running west­east, this system is now mostly submerged by the Atlantic and the Caribbean, but remnants of it are visible in the
Blue Mountains of Jamaica and in the Sierra de los Órganos and the
Sierra Maestra in
. Duarte Peak, in the Dominican Republic, another component of this range, rises to 10,417 feet (3,175 metres) and is the highest point in the Caribbean. Besides interior mountain peaks, each Greater Antillean island has an encircling coastal plain.­Indies

Document B:

Unit Three: Studying Africa through the Humanities Module Thirteen: African Music
Teacher's Edition

The African continent is the second largest continent in the world, and its people constitute a 10th of the world’s population with about one thousand indigenous languages spoken throughout the continent (Stone, 1998, p.2). In this context, it is important that a brief history of African music cannot be conclusive and is more complex than we realize. No scholar managed to offer a perspective about