Jazz Sounds of Africa by Ahmed Abdul-Malik

“Communication,” from the CD Jazz Sounds of Africa by Ahmed Abdul-Malik, makes use of traditional African drumming. The communal nature of African society and music is captured here. This tradition made it’s way into jazz via slave songs that made use of a similar “call and response” format. Call and response provides the structure to many jazz songs from the early New Orleans masters to present-day performances. It has clear African roots.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s