Different rhythms to similar tunes: African beats in action across two continents

Joseph, Dawn 2006, Different rhythms to similar tunes: African beats in action across two continents, Victorian journal of music education, vol. 2006, no. 2004-2006, pp. 39-44.

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Title Different rhythms to similar tunes: African beats in action across two continents
Author(s) Joseph, DawnORCID iD for Joseph, Dawn orcid.org/0000-0002-6320-900X
Journal name Victorian journal of music education
Volume number 2006
Issue number 2004-2006
Start page 39
End page 44
Publisher Australian Society for Music Education
Place of publication Parkville, Vic.
Publication date 2006
ISSN 1036-6318
Keyword(s) Music -- Instruction and study -- South Africa
Music -- South Africa
Music -- Africa
Summary In this article I present some theoretical perspectives on reflective practice and African music. As reflection is a voyage of on-going self-discovery and change, and most challenging, I consider the teaching of African music across two continents and institutions. After a recent visit to South Africa (August-October 2006), I describe and discuss some similarities that I as a music educator at Deakin University, share with a music educator from the University of the North West, South Africa regarding the teaching and learning of African music. Through observation and interview data with my colleague, I offer some thoughts on what is African music and why we teach different rhythms to similar tunes across two continents at our tertiary institutions. I see this as a way forward to transmit and promote togetherness in a multicultural society where we respect diversity and the notion of 'other'.
Language eng
Field of Research 130201 Creative Arts, Media and Communication Curriculum and Pedagogy
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30004013

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