Nigeria’s traditional music has stood the test of time not losingrelevance despite the influence from the Western culture. Unlikeother countries that have witnessed an erosion of their culturalmusic, Nigeria has held to the same ensuring that the youngergenerations get to learn about it through various cultural events.The focus of this analysis is to evaluate African music with anemphasis on Nigeria. The different types of traditional music havebeen evaluated, with consideration of artists behind such songs.
The artists analyzed in the paper include King Sunny Ade and KayodeFashola. King Sunny and Fashola are both known for the role theyplayed in juju music in Nigeria. The paper has described thedifferent composers who have had an influence in Nigerian and Africanmusic at large. Specifically, composers such as Fela Sowande,Babatunde Olatunji, and Fela Kuti have been described. Each of thecomposers has had a significant influence in different types of musicincluding classical forms.
Further, the evaluation looks at the different material culture andthe role they played in different musical firms. The kind of materialand media used in various forms of music have also been elucidated.It is vital to acknowledge the fact that the different types ofmaterial used were reflective of particular regions in Nigeria.Nigeria is known for the use of materials such as drums with thevarious groups of people using specific drum types in their music.
The paper also looks at aspects of education and applicable mediawith regard to the music being played. The role of music in educatingchildren about tradition has been described in detail.
In conclusion, the rationale for the choice is provided with regardto the entire analysis.
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